Polyamorous London-dweller and eternal optimist, writing about relationships, polyamory and non-monogamy, and attempting to reach a bit more self-knowledge too. Philosophically uncomfortable with the idea of pre-determined primary-vs-secondary poly, but practically currently primary-style enmeshed with just one marvellous person – but if you come across references to ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ relationships, assume I mean the terms descriptively, not prescriptively.

I’m also beginning to look at mapping philosophical/ethical systems onto non-monogamy – I studied philosophy (some time ago…) to undergraduate level, and miss it; this seemed like a fun way of setting myself some interesting reading.

I’m borrowing the name of Polly Oliver for this blog – because she was a faithful and honest (well, except for the disguise) lover who stepped outside the norms of what society expected of her to Get Good Things Done. Oh, and because in some versions of the song, you get this verse:

‘If I should meet a pretty girl that’s proper tall and gay,
If I should take a fancy to her, Polly, what would you say?
Would you not be offended?’ ‘Oh no, my lover true,
I’d stand aside, dear William, while she does pleasure you.’

*raises eyebrow*

I wrote with the Poly Means Many blogging project – find links to all the latest at Poly Means Many.

This blog is temporarily on hold – unless and until I find something I can’t leave un-commented-on.


4 responses to “About

  1. Hello there, I really enjoyed reading what you have so far here and am looking forward to more 🙂 I wish you well in the New Year!

  2. Richard Boardman

    Apologies for the intrusion, but we’re a TV Production Company in London and we’re trying to find some polyamory families based in the UK for a one-hour documentary that celebrates love and raises awareness. Is this something you might be interested in? We’d pay a generous fee for anybody who takes part – we’ve got two poly families who are already participating. If anybody is interested – and I’d be happy to provide more info – do let me know at richard@chalkboardmediagroup.com I’d be so grateful if you could help.
    Kind regards

  3. Robin Armstrong

    Overwhelmed. Thank you.

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