A love letter to… History

Dear history, Let me take you back a few years to when I was ten years old. I came home from school, packed away my stuff and grabbed my coat, pulling my mum out the door. The sky was dark, the weather cold and bitter but we trudged on up the street anyway. We reached…

A love letter to… Gavin & Stacey

Dear Gavin and Stacey, At one time in my life you became a constant. You filled the nights I couldn’t sleep with background noise, and gave me relationships I could invest in when I did not have any of my own. My copy of Series One will no longer play without skipping. Not tuning in…

A love letter to… Confidence

Dear Confidence, You’re ignorant and shy. You don’t like to be the centre of attention and you rarely take stride. Sometimes you let me down and disappear, showing me you’re never here to stay. Some days you make me brighter, happier and healthier. You’ve taught me that I cannot wholly rely on you to make…

A love letter to… Against Me!

Dear Against Me! I fucking love you. You were one of the first punk bands I ever listened to. I must confess that I can’t remember how I started, and I have an awful memory for dates. But I’m sure it would have been when I had just about turned thirteen, so at the earliest…

A love letter to… French

Dear la belle langue française, My relationship with you, mon amour, has been a bit touch and go from the start. I’ve been learning to speak you for a very long time, around 13 years now, and I can honestly say that in those 13 years, I’ve never actually liked you all that much. That…

A love letter to… Coffee

My love letter takes an untraditional approach, in that it is written for a hot drink rather than a person. Yes, the love of my life is a good old cup of coffee. I find it rather entertaining that I’m writing it with coffee in mind because I am aware of Alex’s negative feelings towards…

A love letter to… Fake Tan

Dear Fake Tan, Your existence first made its presence known back in 2006.  I was 20.  I lacked confidence in applying it myself so sought a professional to do the job for me. I was hooked after that first dabble with the orange stuff.  It transformed my appearance and improved my confidence. However, our journey together…

A love letter to… My future love

When Alex first approached me about writing a love letter, I thought it was a great idea. I got my list down to 10 choices of what I was going to write about, from records and lyrics to my love of Liverpool and even my favourite film ever, Mary Poppins. But when it came to…

A love letter to… Love

Dear Love, It’s your day! The day everyone either hates you or adores you. That is of course, Valentine’s Day. Obviously this day is a sham (it is, don’t argue) but I’m not writing this letter to love as in person to person, coupe to couple. I’m writing this to LOVE, the emotion, feeling, pure bliss that…

A Love Letter To… Makeup

Dear makeup, Some may think I am shallow for openly declaring my love for you, but I’m head over heels, and I don’t care who knows it. I started to get to know you when I was 11. I’d shaved off my eyebrows and I thought that drawing them back in with a sparkly brown…

A love letter to… Writing – Suzy Marie

When I was little, I’d spend hours kneeling on the floor of the living room, hunched over a little plastic box that was crammed full of spelling cards. I’d constantly have my nose in a book, or be writing poems and stories to regale my family with (lucky them). Yes, I was a keen little…

A love letter to… Sandy Cohen (The O.C.) – Grace Latter

  Dear Sandy Cohen,   May I just say, to get it out of the way, I truly admire and appreciate your insanely strong, quite frankly borderline staggering…brow game. I mean, c’mon. Those brows came into play long before the thick and well-maintained eyebrow hype began – the one that I am currently surfing and…