Im sitting here with a half empty bowl of soup my mum rustled up last night and a hot cup of honey, lemon and a large dose of Wray & Nephew.

Love is actually the last thing on my mind whilst I stuff my nostrils with tissue to halt the never ending stream of mucus. My daughter has had back to back colds, coughs & flu’s since 23rd September 2018, so you can imagine how SPENT we both are right now.

I wish my my mug looked this arty!!

In todays podcast I am joined by the founder of Hidden Gemz  Charlene Sterling who runs speed dating events in central London. We talk about finding love after a long term relationship as well as dating in your 30’s.

There will be no waxing lyrical in todays post, I literally cannot muster the strength *exasperated face*.

I will however, leave you with this poem I found which fittingly is called ‘Love After Love’ by Derek Walcott.

The time will come 
when, with elation 
you will greet yourself arriving 
at your own door, in your own mirror 
and each will smile at the other’s welcome, 

and say, sit here. Eat. 
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you 

all your life, whom you ignored 
for another, who knows you by heart. 
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, 

the photographs, the desperate notes, 
peel your own image from the mirror. 
Sit. Feast on your life. 
Derek Walcott

Love After Love – Derek Walcott

Wishing you all a wonderful week and if you are celebrating Valentines Day, I hope its everything that you cherish and deserve.

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