Bowen Therapy - Investing in your health | Mildura Intimate Boudoir Photography
Bowen Therapy - Investing in your health | Mildura Intimate Boudoir Photography
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If you have never heard of Bowen Therapy before, you are not alone.
Prior to local Bowen Therapist Lisa Tessier posting on a business callout on the Pure Beauty Facebook page, I didn’t know what it was either.
Pure Beauty reached out to Lisa to gain some insight on what the form of holistic remedial body technique does and the philosophy behind it.
As Lisa explained to me, Bowen Therapy is a hands on, holistic, soft tissue therapy.
“It uses gentle rolling movements over different muscles, tendons, fascia and joints that initiate a healing response in the body,” she continued.
“It manually gives the body a break from flight, fight or freeze."
“It hits that reset button and drops your nervous system down into rest, digest and heal (parasympathetic nervous system).”
Lisa discovered Bowen Therapy in her early teens while living in South Australia. When she moved to Mildura, she noticed there was a lack of therapists offering the service locally and knew she had to change that.
This was particularly important to Lisa because Bowen Therapy is different to other hands on therapies, in that it is holistic.
“We treat the body, mind and emotions during every session,” Lisa said.
“We aren't just treating one area of the body in isolation, every body system is affected."
“For example in one Bowen session, we could treat your anxiety, digestive issues and knee pain.”
There is no denying the last few months have been particularly stressful for everyone and Lisa said Bowen Therapy is essential when we are feeling anxious, exhausted and overwhelmed.
It can also assist with autoimmune conditions, digestive and respiratory issues, emotional and mental wellbeing, fertility, pre and postnatal care, headaches and migraines, jaw and sinus issues, muscular pain and tension and recovery from accidents and injuries.
Bowen Therapy can also be beneficial for babies and children, with it being able to assist with birth trauma, colic, constipation and neck restrictions as well as assist children on the spectrum.
While you’d be forgiven for thinking it is only the patient who is appreciative of what Lisa does, she said she finds being able to assist someone in changing their life for the better incredibly rewarding.
“Sometimes it's a small change, sometimes massive,” she said.
“And sometimes the most important thing I can do in a day is just listen and be present with my client."
“The relationships I build with my clients are the most important part of it all. I am always honored to be part of their healing journey."
“It's a big thing to be honest and vulnerable with any sort of therapist and I never take that for granted."
Investing in your health - Strike Force Self Defence | Mildura Intimate Photography
Investing in your health - Strike Force Self Defence | Mildura Intimate Photography
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If you or someone important to you were presented with a physically threatening situation, would you know how to handle it?
Enter Strike Force Self Defence, who deliver an effective, powerful and practical self defence system that simulates real life scenarios.
Strike Force Self Defence is a locally operated and owned business, and Pure Beauty spoke to facilitator, instructor and trainer Don Carrazza about how they could assist Pure Beauty followers.
"It is designed for people 16 years and older, any shape, size and gender to participate in," Don explained.
Strike Force Self Defence seminars cover strategy, tactics and techniques in hand to hand combat, knife and stick threats.
Although the business has been operating for seven years, the duo behind Strike Force Self Defence have been involved in martials arts for over 30 years.
Photo sourced from https://unsplash.com/
The reasoning behind starting the business was to empower people and give them confidence.
"(And to do so) with a strong focus on how to protect yourself without hurting anyone, unless you had no other choice," Don added.
Strike Force Self Defence offers cardio kickboxing, close quarter combat, functional training and women's self defence.
"The Self Defence for Women training seminar is taught during a Saturday afternoon," Don said.
"We have found this time frame to work effectively, especially for women with busy schedules".
"Classes are kept to a maximum of 20 participants, allowing for a more controlled environment.
Empowerment, Confidence, Strength and Safety are the key end results".
"Our teaching strategies develop effective fighting skills and encourage a strong fighting spirit against an attack or possible rape".
"These seminars are a great bonding experience for women and highly recommended for larger businesses employing women".
Don said the most rewarding thing about his role is seeing women change their mindset... from when they first come in, to when they leave; feeling confident, empowered and standing up to any situation.
For more information about Strike Force Self Defence, you can visit http://www.strikeforceoz.com.au/
Investing in your health - Pure Romance | Mildura Intimate Photography
NOT too dissimilar to Pure Beauty, the company Pure Romance is all about educating, empowering and entertaining females.
When we did a recent shoutout to businesses to support our local women on our Facebook page, Jody Hosking, a Pure Romance consultant commented, and I was interested to know more.
There still seems to be a real shame or stigma surrounding some of what Pure Romance is about - bondage, role-play and sex toys.
Firstly, it's worth noting Pure Romance is about much more then that, as Jody explained. "Most people think Pure Romance is all about lubrication and toys, but those products are actually only 20 percent of what we sell," she said.
"We have many other products ranging from lip balm, moisturisers, shaving cream to sunless tanners.
"There is also massage products which include gloves and oils.
"As a mum it's nice to spoil yourself and our products let you do that, whether it's with some awesome smelling body lotion, hydrating body oil or shaving cream."
But then there is the other side - the side that lets both couples and individuals explore their sexual sides.
"I've found people don't like talking about toys which is disappointing," Jody said.
"Self love and spicing up your love with your partner should be spoken about without shame.
"Sex is a healthy and important part of a persons life."
Recognising just how many people are exploring a more sexual side to themselves, Pure Romance offers flavored lubricants, massage devices and a large array of sex toys.
Jody, who holds Pure Romance parties, hopes her get-togethers encourage conversation between friends and begins to normalise such discussion.
"Some people who are inexperienced at using toys don't know where to start, so having someone that you can talk to can open doors for the inexperienced," she added.
"Part of my Pure Romance journey is education, and this helps us help others."
For more information on Pure Romance, you can join Jody's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/263559154859049/?ref=share
Dating disasters and Tinder tales ... Part Two | Mildura Intimate Photography
I had organised a date with a guy after meeting him on a dating website.
He turned up, looking nothing like his profile photo. He also had a growth in his eyelid which I couldn't help but watch move every time he blinked.
Photo by Wiktor Karkocha on Unsplash
Pre-Covid I had made plans to grab a bite with a guy I was interested in. We were going to a local restaurant and it had been a while since I had dated so I was extremely nervous. I told my big brother about it and he said he was free that night so suggested keeping an eye on me.
I didn't know that meant locating himself at a table right near where we were seated and giving the guy a death stare all night. It was really uncomfortable and needless to say we didn't go on another date after that.
Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash
I had a first (and only date) with a boy I had been chatting to over social media. I was excited as we had really good banter and he was good looking.
I put a lot of effort into my appearance and thought I was looking super cute.
I got to the pub I was meeting him at, and saw him sitting over in the corner.
I went up, introduced myself only to have him reply there must of been a mistake - he was expecting me to be thinner!
Regardless to say I turned on my heel and marched right back out of that pub before unmatching him.
Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash
I had been seeing a guy for a little while and I thought things were progressing well.
I suggested one day meeting at the dog park with our pooches and alarm bells started ringing when he told me he wasn't ready for that step in the relationship - for me to meet his dog!
The craze that is OnlyFans | Mildura Intimate Photography
IT'S likely you have heard of OnlyFans before - a British content service by subscription that now has creators and subscribers in every corner of the globe.
For me, I only became aware of it when former Supercars driver Renee Gracie joined, and after declaring she earned a ridiculous amount of money, the media attention was intense.
Recently an anonymous follower posted a question about OnlyFans on the Pure Beauty VIP page.
It was empowering and refreshing to see a number of members were very much in favour of females expressing themselves through means like OnlyFans, if that is what they wanted to do.
Content makers on OnlyFans has drastically spiked lately with the havoc Covid has wreaked. A quick Google search will show creators can make $100,000 a month, although $180 a month is the median.
Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash
Given its’ popularity, it is no surprise Pure Beauty was able to find a couple of local creators on the site and we spoke to them to get an insight to find out the role the website has played in their lives.
Ana* turned to OnlyFans in March after the first lockdown happened.
"I lost my job due to Covid and felt like I was desperate for money," Ana said.
"I had seen other women on social media doing similar things and I liked the idea that I could control what content I put up and would not have to do anything I was uncomfortable with."
Ana describes her content as "classy nudes", although there is a range of content available through the website from cooking to feet fetishes to pornography.
Ana's page features a bit of bondage but is primarily photos of her in lingerie.
"Sometimes I will pose nude, but never exposing myself in a way that I would be unhappy with someone that knows me coming across," she said.
"I have been very mindful that what I put on the internet is on the internet forever, and I may not get it back, so I have been very careful not to post anything I might regret later.
"I am quite a creative person, so I feel as though the content that I am posting is art in a way."
A misconception I found after speaking to the two creators, is that people think OnlyFans makes easy and quick money, when in actual fact it couldn't be further from the truth.
We will touch on that further with our second creator, but Ana said she didn't realise at first how much effort and time it takes.
She has, however, really enjoyed building her fan base, talking to fans and getting their feedback.
"Most of the time it’s a real confidence builder for me," she added.
"While it has been a fun and unique experience, I don't think I will do OnlyFans long term.
"Like anything that is exciting and fun at the start, the honeymoon period has worn off and I’m losing a bit of my drive for it after six months."
Ana said some of her family and friends are aware of her account and most were very understanding once she explained it was an art for her and she really enjoyed it.
"I enjoy being open about it to certain people," she added.
"There have been some mixed reactions, some have warned me to be careful of internet predators and others have said ‘power to you’ and they think its great.
"I think once they hear how much money I have made they seem to think it’s a great idea."
There is a portion of people who view OnlyFans as sex work, and with that comes a stigma.
However, according to Ana, that "dishonour" is becoming less and less thanks to OnlyFans becoming more and more popular.
"At the end of the day, we are all entitled to do what we wish with our own bodies and explore our sexuality freely," Ana said.
"We should be able to do so without judgment.
"As I get older I have realised that sex is not so taboo, we all have it, we all have bodies, and reproductive organs, so why be so shy about it?"
Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash
Laura* echoes Ana's sentiments.
"With age, I have become a lot less reserved about my body," she said.
"All females have boobs, we all have butts and fairies.
"And for me, the beauty of OnlyFans has been my confidence has grown immensely.
"It doesn't define me, but people pay money to view my content; to view my lingerie clad boobs or butt!"
Laura isn't as experienced as Ana with the OnlyFans game but has still enjoyed healthy takings from it.
She said she joined the website after reading about it on the news and thought she had nothing to lose by giving it a go.
"It's been a surprising experience for me, enlightening, interesting, sometimes daunting," she said, sharing she has come across a couple of interesting characters.
"I have had a couple of fans who have struggled to understand the boundaries and become obsessive somewhat, but you need to be very firm with them.
"Likewise, I've had some very interesting requests but will only ever do what I am comfortable with."
Laura finds it frustrating when she heard people refer to it as easy and quick money.
In actual fact, she said, she spends at least a couple of hours a day networking, promoting her page and trying to build her audience, on top of her day to day job.
"And that is probably on the lighter end of the scale when it comes to creators promoting themselves," she said.
"The best way is through social media and there is an endless rabbit hole of options to explore - Facebook groups, Instagram, Reddit, TikTok and Twitter.
"It's time consuming and tiring - just like any other job!"
There are a select number of Laura's family and friends that know of her presence on OnlyFans, and thankfully all of them have been accepting and encouraging.
"But there is still a stigma attached," Laura said.
"The creators, the subscribers, they are going about their business, they aren't hurting anyone so what is the big deal?
"It might not be for everyone, but no-one is forcing it on you.
"Just don't judge those who make the decision to create material or subscribe to the website."
* Not their real names
Behind the Scenes with Zoey Andrews | Mildura Intimate Photography
I’VE been a freelance writer for more than two years and a journalist for over three years prior to that.
But never have I struggled to write something as much as I have sitting down to write this about myself for Pure Beauty.
I guess most of us just aren’t used to talking about ourselves, maybe I’m a bit scared also about how honest I will be. I’m probably more uncomfortable with being the focus of something.
But here goes anyway.
My name is Zoey. I’m 34 and have a husband, Daniel, and two amazing children - Lucas (seven) and Bohdi (three).
My husband works away from home a lot so mostly it’s just the boys and I hanging out, navigating life together.
I can be bright and bubbly but can also be plagued by anxiety and doubtfulness. Sometimes I hide a lot behind a huge smile.
Compared to who I was, I’ve definitely conquered and continue to overcome some challenges, and coincidentally enough I have Pure Beauty to thank for that.
My first experience with Pure Beauty was just over a year ago now.
It finally happened with a lot of encouragement and persuading from my husband, to do something for me in hope I would see how others apparently see me.
A few years ago I experienced something that not only destroyed my self confidence but also my self worth.
Little did I know that Pure Beauty was what I had been waiting to stumble across and when I did it began my journey of recovery; my path to self confidence and self worth.
I’m not “fixed” by any stretch, it’s a continual process, but Pure Beauty opened my eyes to the good stuff about me and showed me the not so good parts of me are insignificant.
I remember driving to my consultation with Lauren before booking my experience.
I’d spent so long viewing photos that Lauren had captured of other beautiful ladies.
I remember being ashamed and embarrassed that, in my current mind, she was never going to be able to turn me into one of her works of art.
I told her this so many times during our chat - that although I believed she was a miracle worker, I was definitely beyond her help.
She didn’t bat an eyelid and knew better. Even if I didn’t.
Fast forward to my actual experience and I was a mess of doubt and nerves beforehand.
And then I stepped into the studio. Vee did my makeup and Mairee my hair. I loved both and I started to feel comfortable.
Being in front of the camera took some getting used to but Lauren’s energy and enthusiasm was infectious.
I left the experience feeling content and happy, promising myself that even if I didn’t love the photos I would remember how the experience made me feel.
In hindsight, I had no idea how those couple of hours that Saturday morning would change me.
Lauren flicked a sneak peak through to me that night. I was working doing media and publicity at Timmis Speedway for a Series my husband and I covered at the time.
I remember what I was wearing at the time. I remember where I was standing at the time.
I remember taking a while to come back down from the shock of what Lauren had captured and I remember not being very productive afterwards.
I couldn’t believe it was me. It clearly was. But wow.
At that moment I realised I didn’t care if my arms weren’t firm, I didn’t care I had a podgy stomach, I didn’t care that my thighs were wobbly. I had good bits and they far outweighed the insignificant bad.
That was my lightbulb moment and when I viewed the rest of the photos Lauren had taken at my shoot, I no longer cared anywhere near as much what others thought of me, I accepted myself - all of me.
I’ve now booked in my second experience with Lauren and I am so bloody excited. I cannot wait to push myself that little bit further and see the magic Lauren can create once again.
To be involved in Pure Beauty in the capacity of a blogger is exciting and a privilege to me.
Lauren has built a platform of inspiring and rocking women. You might just all not know how amazing you are yet.
That’s why I would love for each and every one of you to experience a Pure Beauty shoot.
You deserve it.
So that’s me and my Pure Beauty experience.
But who do I look up to, who inspires me?
It’ll probably come as no surprise to those that know me when I say my Mum - Lee.
Dedicated, giving, hard-working, loving, loyal, patient and strong is how I would describe her.
She’s everything I aspire to be in everything that matters in life.
In the public eye, there are two famous females who I look up to.
The first is New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
She’s awesome because she’s a boss! She runs a country, manages a family and takes it all her stride.
The second is Meghan Markle and I think we can all learn a bit from her.
How much criticism has she faced? How many people have tried to sabotage her fairytale?
And yet she’s made her own decisions and is living her own life, even if it is against the grain.
She’s brave and opinionated and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
I hope I can enlighten and entertain you through my blogs for Pure Beauty and if there is anything you would like featured, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
I’ll leave you with this inspiring quote, one of my favourites:
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” - Mark Anthony
BDSM and bisexuality- Ellie's* story | Mildura Boudoir Photography
ELLIE* has always known she was bisexual. There was no real defining moment for the now 36-year-old.
"I never really came out and told anyone," the Mildura local said. "It was always just there."
"My friends just picked up on it when they witnessed some of my escapades when we went out. It just sort of filtered around from there."
"None of my family or friends were fussed about it."
Image source: Unsplash
While people have judged her over the years, Ellie said that was their own problem, as she isn't fussed by what others think.
She did, however, face challenges occasionally when in a heterosexual relationship.
"A couple of them thought that because I was bisexual, I'd instantly want to bring another girl into our relationship," Ellie said, explaining it led to some pretty intense disagreements.
"Also, while 99 percent of guys are respectful about it, there's that one percent who think bi females should act like they see in porn videos."
Image source: Unsplash
Now, Ellie only dates males - finding relationships with guys easier.
"I had a few relationships with girls when I was younger, but it was mainly just a mutual benefit thing with them," she said.
While bisexuality can even today still be met with judgement, Ellie said people have become more accepting of it in general over the years.
And she said she has the LGBTQI community to thank for some of the best times of her life.
"If you're curious about the same sex, there's no shame in finding someone to talk to," Ellie said. "It can be very confusing for some people for a lot of different reasons. Mallee Pride also has some great information."
Ellie said BDSM wasn't always about sex. It taught her different ways of getting pleasure without getting naked and having sex.
"The most important thing to remember about it", she said, "is there is nothing bad, dirty or wrong about it."
"I was involved in mainly bondage (shibari), discipline, domination and submission," Ellie said. "It all depended on who I was with at the time."
Despite enjoying BDSM, Ellie said not all sex went down that path.
"Some people just aren't keen on it, and there is nothing wrong with good old vanilla sex," she said.
"Both are as good as the other in my book."
For family reasons, Ellie is no longer a part of the BDSM scene, but said those who are interested in experimenting with BDSM should do their research, with plenty of resources out there.
"Don't be afraid to ask questions," she said.
"As for trying something, my first experience involved silk rope ties."
"Look for something that you are comfortable with, something that interests you."
While Ellie admits there is judgement on those that enjoy the BDSM lifestyle, she believes it is mostly because people are scared of what they don't know.
"I've had good and bad experiences with BDSM," she said. "The good far outweigh the bad."
* Not her real name.
Are you involved in an open relationship, sex industry or swinging scene? Are you part of the LGBTQI community?
We want to embrace and empower everyone through our Pure Beauty website, so if you think you have an interesting story to share that will assist us in breaking down the barriers, we want to hear from you.
Helping little people deal with big feelings | Mildura Intimate Boudoir Photography
Helping little people deal with big feelings | Mildura Intimate Boudoir Photography
Recently, I was chatting to my sister, who works in the mental health field, about some big emotions my seven year old was experiencing.
During the conversation she happened to mention Kids Helpline - a service I had definitely heard of before, but to be honest, thought things had to be pretty extreme to contact.
Appropriate local services can have a lengthy wait for appointments, and if you are like me, you’d like to see your little one’s mind put at ease sooner rather than later.
In our case, Kids Helpline certainly hasn’t replaced these services, but it is a good go to in the interim.
Chatting to other local mums since, it seems to be that when big things are troubling little minds, Kids Helpline really is an under used and untapped resource.
Kids Helpline was founded in 1991 and on the first day alone answered 3200 calls. By the end of that year, nine months later, their counsellors had taken 90,000 calls.
In 2018, after 27 years of service, eight million calls had been made to Kids Helpline, well and truly establishing its need within the country.
So what can Kids Helpline assist with?
Plenty of things.
But first let’s look into what Kids Helpline is and who it can help.
In Australia, Kids Helpline is the only free, confidential and private counselling service available 24/7 either online or by phone.
It assists those aged five to 25 years of age, although there is an associated service available to help parents.
There are so many big emotions our little ones feel, and it’s expected they might not know how to handle them all. After all, it’s something adults often still struggle with.
They might be feeling angry, anxious, lonely, sad, scared or stressed. This could be from something that has happened at home or school.
Maybe it’s body issues, bullying or cyberbullying, family or friendship issues, mental health or feeling unsafe.
Probably one of the biggest, most impressive things for me was that despite being apprehensive when first calling, the counsellor quickly made my son feel comfortable.
He was so comfortable that he came running out of his room mid conversation asking for paper and a pen as the counsellor told him her name so he could ask for her next time if he wanted.
And after a lengthy conversation with the counsellor you could see the positive result it had on him.
There are some things to encourage your child to, or if you are a young person calling, think about before you call, such as what problem are you hoping to discuss and what is your goal or outcome from the session.
While your call is confidential, Kids Helpline do have a Duty of Care, which means they might need to tell somebody if you or someone else are in danger of being significantly harmed or in a life threatening situation.
The Kids Helpline website can be accessed through https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Its layout is really easy to navigate and not only can you access counselling through the page, but it also provides plenty of advice and information about a range of topics that impact young people - from ADHD, feelings, respect and setting boundaries.
- Zoey Andrews
Dating disasters and Tinder tales | Mildura Boudoir Photography
... The guy who drank too much
I WAS living in another city and wasn’t driving. I got asked on a date by this guy, Brad*, who I had a major crush on for ages.
Date night rolled around and I got myself all dolled up for the evening and headed out, catching two different buses on about a 40 minute trip to where we were meeting.
We met up and Brad drove us into the city for dinner and knowing there were a few nice places around I was excited to see where he was taking me.
We ended up at the Tradies Club, which was okay, but not the most romantic of settings, and grabbed a drink and ordered tea.
Brad and I were having a good chat getting to know each other and I thought it was going well… until his phone rang.
It was his friend telling him there was a band playing at a bar around the corner we both frequented.
He proceeded to explain how much he really wanted to go and that he had forgotten it was on that night, and, of course, me being accommodating, I suggested he go thinking he was trying to blow me off.
He asked me if I’d like to go with him, as he wanted to introduce me to his friends, so I said yes and we cancelled our already cooking order.
We got to the bar and Brad said he would grab us some drinks and be back.
At this point I ran into some friends, thankfully, because Brad disappeared. I didn’t see him for the rest of the gig and despite sending him messages he didn’t reply.
When the band finished, my friends were leaving, so I followed them out the door and that’s when I saw him - drunk as a skunk, only vertical, thanks to being held up by two friends.
Unfortunately he saw me and called out: “Oh, let me take you home. I was meant to drive you home!”
“Yes, yes you were, but no thank-you,” I replied.
To which he said he would see me again, before throwing up everywhere.
I had to run to make it to the last bus out of the city, which I did, but I missed the connecting bus back home, so a friend rescued me at 12.30am.
Looking back, at least I got to see one of my favourite bands, unplanned, and truth be told, I probably had more fun with my friends then I would have had with him anyway.
Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash
... The guy that was too pushy
JUST before lockdown, I started seeing a guy.
One night we went out for drinks and he wanted to get a bit adventurous in public.
I’m not one for public displays, especially sex, so he decided to attempt to tease me to persuade me otherwise.
Instead I told him where to go and turned around to his little sister and started making out with her.
We got free drinks and he got kicked out of the bar.
... The guy that lied about his Dad dying
I WAS living four hours from Sydney when I met a guy from there, who was planning on moving to my town.
Harry* and I spent two weeks together with him mostly staying at my place before he had to go home.
He was lovely the entire time and even respected the fact I didn’t want to take our relationship to an intimate level until I got to know him better.
Harry returned home and we communicated daily. He had decided that he wanted to come back and he was going to look at houses when he did.
I liked a good road trip so offered, with my best friend, drive the four hours and pick him up.
We arrived and he wasn’t where he said he would be, so I called him.
He didn’t answer at first but called me back about half an hour later.
Apologising immensely he said he was at a friends farewell drinks at Kings Cross, but was good to go if we could come get him.
Being a Saturday night, Kings Cross was bedlam, and I really needed to pee so I drove around to find a McDonalds.
The toilet was downstairs in the dingiest, dodgiest looking stairwell but I needed to go.
Peeing away, a couple comes in and starts doing the deed in the cubicle next to me so I hopped the heck out of there and ran back to the car.
I called Harry to let him know I was at Kings Cross and messaged him, but once again got no response.
We decided we were going home, so I messaged him telling him and he called me back.
My friend, who is male, answered and blasted him for giving us the run around to which Harry told him he had received a phone call saying his Dad, who lived in New Zealand, had passed away unexpectedly.
Feeling terrible we asked if he still wanted a ride and he declined. Considering the circumstances, I said I would speak to him the next day.
As I said I would, I checked up on Harry and continued talking to him until I found out he was coming back to our town regularly to see and sleep with another girl while stringing me along.
I have since found out his Dad did not pass away but instead the night we drove to pick him up was the night he met the other girl from my town.
... The guy who moved out on me
Photo by Resi Kling on Unsplash
WHEN I was 17 I met a guy online, who I, at the time, thought was an Emo dream boat.
He was two years older than me and we spoke for months before he asked if I would like to come and stay with him for a week and see how things went.
I gave mum his name and address (both my parents were police officers), he purchased me a bus ticket and I was on my way a few days later.
Everything was going so well, I met his friends and got along well with them all, including his roommate.
He even asked me to stay a week longer to see how our connection would go further and once again I agreed since I had no job or school to rush home for.
A few days later I had just got out of the shower, and there was a knock at his front door.
To my horror it was two officers my mum’s colleague had sent to make sure I was safe.
They absolutely berated the guy I was staying with while I watched on speechless in my towel.
It was only a day or two later, the guy decided he was moving back to his mum’s house and that I needed to find somewhere else to stay. He also wasn’t going to pay for my return trip, as previously agreed.
His housemate and their friend ended up taking me in at their new house temporarily before I moved more permanently in with another friend.
... The guy who was just rude
... The guy that sent the wrong message
I HAD been speaking to a guy through Tinder quite extensively for about a week. It was the weekend and he was going away.
We were chatting late into the night as he travelled and, although we had spoken about meeting up one day, we hadn’t made any concrete plans.
This night he seemed a bit wishy-washy with his responses, they were different from usual, but he was still very charming.
Imagine my surprise then when I got a message from him saying he was only a few minutes away and describing the “fun” we were going to have.
Confused, I firstly told him he didn’t know where I lived and secondly, that I thought he was away. Then it sunk in and I asked if that message was meant for another girl.
At least he had the decency to reply that it was!
We would love to share more of your dating disasters and Tinder tales. If you have a story to share please get in contact with Zoey Andrews.
In the Trenches - Women Can Do Anything! | Mildura Intimate Portraiture
“I think girls have more patience and maybe are not as confident so can be a bit more careful and slower in what they have to do,” Kelly said.
When it’s tools down Kelly is back to being a mum of two, with a step daughter as well so there is never a dull moment.
“But I wouldn’t have any other way,” she said.
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Mildura resident and Photographer, Lauren Southwell launched Pure Beauty in late June, 2018 & is committed to helping woman feel beautiful, sexy and empowered through the art of Boudoir Photography.