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July 18, 2008

The Man and I have split up. ‘You took too long deciding whether to marry me,’ he says. He's right of course: that sort of question deserves an instant answer - or at least a response within eighteen months.

But in reality we both know it would never have worked, not least because we were hardly ever in the same country at the same time.

He has many fine qualities, including an excellent knowledge of all things rural, inbuilt GPS and a flair for making onion bhajees. But I have come to the conclusion that I am not the marrying kind.

So we have parted on amicable terms, I am no longer his Minx, and he is going back to the UK this weekend to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend. As for me, I am a free spirit again. But now I have my little four legged soulmate, this doesn't seem so bad.

comments (5)

1. Posted by The Man on July 18, 2008 2:26 PM

To my fomer Minx, you too have many fine qualities but yes, eighteen months is along time for me to be cooling my heels. So i's time for me to finish the B&B and move on.

2. Posted by pierre l on July 18, 2008 2:56 PM

I don't know whether to say "sorry", or "commiserations" or "you have resolved a problem". From the point of view of a reader, "the man" didn't seem to appear very often in your writing. Good luck for the future, and keep writing, please.

3. Posted by lavender Sprig on July 18, 2008 3:16 PM

Oh dear... Well onwards and upwards as they say.

4. Posted by queen of provence on July 18, 2008 3:19 PM

Well, no mention of him for ages, so not a huge surprise.

5. Posted by Lilia Liu on July 18, 2008 3:41 PM

Glad to see you've updated your blog (about time too!). What's the latest on the French neighbours?

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