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Vintage Robinson in Argentina: Robinson gets a date (she thinks)

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Morning all! HAPPY MONDAY. So, I explained here why I’m not doing my Life I Love blog for a short while. Here, following on from where I left off on Friday, is my third Argentina blog. It’s the one where I sort of got a date with a bloke called Paul. http://lucy-robinson.co.uk/romance-fewer-options/

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Vintage Robinson part two: Romance

 Lucy Robinson, fearless adventurer

I explained here why I’m not able to write my Life I Love blog at the moment. (TEMPORARILY!) So to continue where I left off yesterday, here is blog two from my life in Argentina all those years ago… http://lucy-robinson.co.uk/romance-four-options/

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Life I Love: Vintage Robinson in Argentina

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I’m struggling to find time to upload my daily Life I Love blog at the moment. I’m still making sure I take note of all the things that make me smile, but the small matter of having, erm, FIFTY THOUSAND WORDS TO WRITE IN SIX WEEKS, plus a fuck-load of quite serious plot wrangling, is impeding my ability to share such moments with you. Sorry. So, in the interim, I have decided to introduce you (or re-introduce the die-hards amongst you) to my early blogs from Argentina. I lived there for a year starting June 2010 and had the very … Continue reading

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“Please wear smart business dress,” they said. Oh God.

Back in May 2010 I announced – with gay abandon – that I was leaving behind my old career to become a Bohemian Writer instead. I would move to Buenos Aires where I would drift around in bare feet; wearing an assortment of headscarves, eating alternative foods such as silken tofu and giving up consumer crap like make up and fashion. I’d do art and culture and politics. Oh yes I would! It didn’t really happen. I did go to Buenos Aires but there was nothing bohemian or chilled about the way I wrote my first novel. I was manic and I wore Topshop. I drank too much tea and the closest … Continue reading

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The worst best date ever

Hello there chums! I write to you in a minor grump. It’s Sunday night and I have spent the entire weekend humping furniture and other junk around The Man’s flat, rather than stuffing my face with mince pies and jigging around like an excitable Christmas elf like I wanted to. Oh poor little Robinson, drowning under the sheer weight of my material possessions! What a twonk. So. In my last blog I found myself flailing around – rather unexpectedly – in the mad, bad world of internet dating. Not as a dater, mind. I think I’ve served my time there. … Continue reading

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The end of an affair

I had the unexpected pleasure, last week, of witnessing someone actually crying with laughter while reading my blog. I’m not going to lie, I nearly passed out with delight. Today’s entry, however, is probably not going to make anyone cry with laughter; in fact the only person crying is probably me. The reason for this is that – deep breath – I’m on my way home. I’m about three hours in to a twenty-one hour bus journey back to Buenos Aires. A couple of days there tying up loose ends and then I’m done. I fly back to London on … Continue reading

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Unacceptable

Alright there friends! I think it may have been a while since my last blog. Forgive me. I was staying in a hippy town and got lost in batik skirts and home-made jam for a while. I don’t know what came over me. There are pictures of me wearing knitted hippy headbands (featured) and there were even reports of me sitting on a wooden log in a forest, meditating. I’m so sorry. Please be reassured that normal service is being resumed. I am writing this from Nuequen Bus Station where I find myself nine hours into a twenty five hour … Continue reading

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The world has gone mad

Readers. I have met a man I like. Yes. Hang on, WHAT? My dog Grouse, when he passes wind, often looks round at his backside in total confusion. “What was that?” he thinks. “Who made that noise?” That is how I feel writing the opening line of this blog. “I have met a man I like.” Eh? Me?  Lucy Robinson? Dater of drug addicts, face-clutchers, pigeon-racers? In fact, dater of (in recent months) bloody no-one at all? What the flaming Jesus is going on! I honestly don’t know. I was going about my business, trying to remember the Spanish word for ‘aubergine’ … Continue reading

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A Long Christmas Date

Well, The Man is here. And all seems to be well. Unfortunately, however, The Date has not yet happened. We started snogging as soon as we saw each other and then it all sort of went wrong. By last night he was washing his underpants in my sink with soap stolen from a hotel. I was nagging him to hurry up because we had to go and meet some friends of mine for dinner. Then I helped myself to a piece of fruit from the shopping we had DONE TOGETHER earlier (oh god) and belched without the slightest trace of self-consciousness. … Continue reading

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Calm before the storm

Actually, I hope most sincerely that the title of this blog turns out to be bollocks. I don’t WANT a storm. I want something nice and (consistently) calm, please. Something that doesn’t involve any madness, any stalking, any WHY HASN’T HE CALLED WHY WHY WHY OH MY GOD HE HAS MET SOMEONE ELSE ON THE WAY TO THE TOILET, HASN’T HE, HE HAS, I KNOW IT, I MIGHT AS WELL JUST STICK MY HEAD IN THE OVEN NOW AND BE DONE WITH IT. The Man is on a plane on his way back to Buenos Aires as I type. As he … Continue reading

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