This blog post is targeted to single people or perhaps people who were single for some months in the past.
How many of you have been bothered to no end with friends and family constantly asking you all these dead-end questions, and giving you useless tips?
- Are you still single?
As if, there is something wrong about being single…. Why the unneeded pressure?
- Are you seeing someone?
Don’t you think I would have told you if I’m seeing someone special?
- I wish Tinder existed when I was single…. So many opportunities to have fun and ‘mingle around’
What are you doing in your relationship, if you are not enjoying it?
- There’s many fish in the water
Yes, exactly. That’s why I am single… because there are so many great options out there.
- It will all happen when you least expect it
*whistles casually* Will it happen now? How about… now?
- I have heard of a good dating site that you should try out…
Why would you know about it? Are you considering leaving your partner?
- I know this great guy (or girl)… Shall I set you up?
If he is so great, what is wrong with him?
- I miss being single.
Really? GO HOME.
- Maybe technology is your greatest enemy… stop looking…
How am I supposed to use that dating site that you just suggested?
- You are not putting yourself out there enough
Yes, let me make my own tshirt ‘Single and Looking’ and write my phone number on public bathroom doors
- Maybe you are too picky. (Stop looking for a long hair dude who’s a geek.)
Yes, let me just pick a random guy off the street which I have nothing in common with and ask him out
- You are so unlucky, I’d dated you if I was single. You are so amazing.
Oh wow, thanks for letting me know now…
- Maybe you attract the wrong people
I thought you just said I’m amazing?
- You have all the time in the world. You are so young; the world is your oyster.
Yes, I will be young forever… and maybe forever alone too while I’m at it.
- All the good guys (or girls) are taken
Thank you for all your support. That makes me feel all better.
Wishing, a very happy birthday to King Henry VIII; my favourite king from all British history. My fascination about this king started when I was around 8 years, and I was assigned a project at school about this king. Back in those days, we did not have internet available, so we had to go to the library to look up information. During this I learned so much about the king and how much he achieved, and to this date the Tudor age is my favourite era. On the 28th of June, 1491 Henry was born, and at the age of 18, he was declared the king. If his older brother did not die, he would have never become a king, or at least not at a such young age.
There are three things that you need to know about this king:
- He broke off from the Roman Catholic Church in order to establish the Church of England – all for one purpose; to get his first divorce.
- He remodeled the government, adored art and architecture and encouraged modern politics
- He had six wives, two of which have been executed in the Tower of London:
- He has married Katherine of Aragon, as Spanish princes and they were married for 18 years. He had to introduce divorce in England in order to be able to divorce her. His reason for this is because Katherine was pregnant six times but never has managed to give him a male heir. Only one of her babies survived, a daughter; Princess Mary. At her death bed, she wrote a letter to Henry VIII telling him that throughout her life she has no eyes for anyone but him. She was the most devoted wife he has ever had.
- Ann Boleyn was his second wife, and their relationship lasted 3 years. She has given him another Princess by the name Elisabeth. Ann Boleyn was not very well accepted as a queen and had a lot of trouble at court. Right after a miscarriage, she was arrested and executed at the Tower of London for adultery and incest.
- The only wife who has managed to give him a male heir was Jane Seymour. King Henry VIII was very happy and in love, as he felt that his mission was fulfilled, however when his son Edward was one year old, his wife died on him.
- Henry has first saw his new wife on a painting by Hans Hoblein. He married Anne of Cleves and soon after he found her to be unattractive. To this, he started pursuing on of her maids of honour Catherine Howard. Anne and Henry annulled their marriage after six months, but they both remained friends. In fact, he commanded that she should be treated as the King’s sister.
- Three weeks after his annulment, he married Catherine Howard, who was still almost in her teenage years. As such, there were rumours going on about her infidelity, about her past and ongoing love affairs. Henry was enraged about this and had her arrested at Hampton Court Palace and later beheaded at the Tower of London.
- Kateryn Parr was Henry’s last wife. She evidently loved another (Thomas Seymour) however she could not refuse the king’s proposal. She was known for her devotion and intelligence, and she stayed with Henry until his very last breath. She did marry Thomas in the end, but irony had it that she died 15 months later, after giving birth to their daughter.
Prince Edward VI has become king at the age of 9 when Henry VIII passed away. Edward did die from a terminal illness at the age of 15. Upon which, the reign of his half sister Mary started. If you are interested in watching a TV Series about the life on Henry and his wives, I recommend the series by the name of ‘Tudors’.