Love After Lockdown: Lessons learned

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After flirting with Martine online, The Cheeky Charmer decides to go on a date BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KELLY SIKKEMA VIA UNSPLASH Things I’ve learnt this week: There is such a thing as too much hair wax I can’t apply make-up without looking like someone’s melted a wax work I can’t do non-monogamy, [….]

Love After Lockdown: Speed dating

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And this is how The Cheeky Charmer begins their 2022 quest for a wife BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY COTTONBRO VIA PEXELS When I did this before, the best thing anyone asked was: “What kind of biscuit would you be?” Giant chocolate Bourbon obvs – the king of biscuits 🤷‍♀️. The evening starts with [….]

Love After Lockdown: Ghost of Christmas future

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The year is 2026, and The Cheeky Charmer gets a lot more than what they asked Santa for BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY ANNA SHVETS VIA PEXELS Christmas 2026: By Christmas Eve everyone is sick of me singing It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas in my best Bing Crosby voice. The kids [….]

Love After Lockdown: Ghost of Christmas present

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The Cheeky Charmer books the world’s smallest Air BnB and trusts their love life to the fates (aka their friend’s wife) BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY COTTONBRO VIA PEXELS Friday: I’m in the world’s smallest Air BnB. It’s also an exaggeration. I’m sure there are tinier places. If you’re a hobbit… But I’m in [….]

Love After Lockdown: The ghost of Christmas past

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The Cheeky Charmer loses their cheek, charm and girlfriend BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY JACKIE TSANG VIA PEXELS It’s December 2017. I board the flight to Helsinki, soaking in the cosy warmth of the cabin. Throughout the flight, I keep peeking inside the little box that contains the ring. The ring I’m going to [….]