Text Messages…now so formal.

Texting has been a way that Carine and I have communicated for those little things: ‘stop at shop and buy bread’; ‘going to see so-and-so’ etc. They’ve always ended with little hugs or kisses.

That seems to have stopped so I have to fall in line.

Silly to mention it but it another of those changes that you just didn’t see coming.


End of first weekend


Well we’ve managed our first weekend since the decision was made to split up. There were a couple of moments that were a bit too much for one and the other but overall it was done in the right spirit. We do, at least, speak about the separation when Audrey and Liam are not there to overhear.

We need to plan ahead and organize a variety of things and people to see.

To be honest living under the same roof is difficult and it might be that we take it in turns to spend a couple of days away from home to give the other a bit of peace. From experience I know that things can degenerate quickly under such conditions.

And yes, the question has been asked: the decision (from Carine’s part) is final!

More to follow.




And so, here we are.

Firstly, Happy New Year to one and all. I hope that 2015 brings you peace, health and happiness.

2015 is bringing me a separation from Carine.  After 15 years together she has decided that she would be happier on her own, or at least, without me. I wish her well.

Audrey and Liam took it much better than I thought they would.