This weekend I’m going down the coast again for a family friend’s wedding. This is a girl from a family I grew up with. We all went to swimming lessons/training together and we go away for Easter every year. Every time I go to a wedding I feel a tinge of sadness alongside all the happiness for the couple. The sadness is that it’s still not legal here in Australia for anyone other than heterosexuals to get married but hopefully our new leader will change that although he’s not showing any signs of being in a hurry.

The other sadness is that I still haven’t found anyone to marry either. Growing up we all have these ideas of where our life will be by certain ages. At no stage did I ever suspect that I would still be single in my forties. I’m a total romantic and being surrounded by all that love at a wedding just emphasises the lack of it for me.