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Valentine’s Day is around the corner – and I’m celebrating it from a distance. Not only because of Covid-19 that is still in every corner, but because my boyfriend moved to Johannesburg a few weeks ago. 

This is the most difficult relationship I’ve been in. It takes a lot of work, communication, honesty and commitment. It’s in this type of relationship where the small things count the most. My love language is words and the best way for me to show honesty and commitment and to communicate in the best way that I possibly can is through music. 

If you are celebrating love from a distance – distance over continents, provinces or isolation. Here is a playlist that will make the hours and kilometres a bit shorter between love.

    1. Can I Call You Tonight – Dayglow
    2. Be My Mistake – the 1975
    3. You – Bennie Blanco / Marshmello / Vance Joy
    4. Can I Kiss You – Dahl
    5. Come On – Michael Paskalev
    6. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
    7. Faithfully – Journey
    8. Many The Miles – Sara Bareilles
    9. Jet Lag – Simple Plan featuring Natasha Bedingfield
    10.  You Moved Away – Death Cab for Cutie
    11. Leaving On a Jetplane – John Denver
    12. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
    13. All of The Stars – Ed Sheeran
    14. Calling You – Blue October
    15. I’ve Got To See You Again – Norah Jones
    16. Miles Apart – Yellowcard
    17. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
    18. Counting Down The Days – Natalie Imbruglia
    19. The Promise – Tracy Chapman
    20. More Than Words – Extreme
    21. Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne
    22. So Far Away – Dire Straits
    23. I’ll Be Seeing You – Frank Sinatra
    24. Distant Lover – Marvin Gaye
    25. Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
    26. Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
    27. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) – The Andrews Sisters
    28. Missing You – Chris de Burgh
    29. “Tee Shirt – Birdy
    30.  Before I Go – Xavier Rudd
    31. Fly Away With Me – Tom Walker
    32. Grow As We Go – Ben Platt
    33. I Am Easy To Find – The National
    34. I’m With You – Vance Joy
    35. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975
    36. Love On The Weekend – John Mayer
    37. Never Let Me Go – Florence And The Machine
    38. A Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
    39. Us – James Bay
    40. You & I – Billy Raffoul
    41. To Be With You – Mr. Big
    42. Mango Tree – Angus and Julia Stone
    43. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
    44. Home – Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
    45. Can I Sleep In Your Brain – Ezra Furman
    46. I Was Made For Lovin’ You – Kiss
    47. I Miss You – Blink 182
    48. Come Back… Be Here – Taylor Swift
    49. Let My Baby Stay – Mac DeMarco
    50. If It Means a Lot To You – A Day To Remember


The VaaIie girl with a laugh better than the joke itself. If you’ve lost me in the crowd, look for the red hat. Or the shoulder pads. Or the floral-patterned blazer. I’ve got a winner of a party trick, just give me a shot of tequila and a raw egg, and if you’re not sure how to start the conversation, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

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