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Tuesday, 30 January 2007

the new flat, I hope

looked at the flat again today with Edward and Trish. They both liked it. I can just see myself in there. The kitchen with no window will take a bit of getting used to but the garden more than makes up for that. I shall be able to see my house every time I walk down the Mews and that should trigger nasty memories that will prevent me from ever entertaining the idea of getting married again. I put the sign outside the shop today with 'Today in Red Hat - Claire Rice- Watercolourist, Abandoned, Alone, two fat cats and one teenager to support' on it. It did the trick! I'm not too proud to go for the sympathy vote! I hope nobody buys the flat before I sell my house. I just want something for myself and for something nice to happen to me for a change. My pussies will love that garden and Edward will have a lovely big bedroom. Big enough for a tv and computer and all the other things that are so important to boys. I shall have the smaller room but it has a window seat overlooking the garden and in the summer it's not too high for the pussies to jump in and out. I am looking forward to sitting on the patio with a glass of wine, or two, in the evening when I come home from the shop or the pie mine. Ho Hum, we shall see!

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Wiveliscombe, my spiritual home

Errant Husband has been visiting all weekend. This is obvious from the newly messed up state of just about every room in the house. Particularly the kitchen. Do men think that sinks are self cleaning? Also, I imagine they never actually step into the bathroom. They just generally pee in the direction of the bathroom door and any of it that actually goes down the loo is a bonus. Still, I can paddle in there and clean it all up later, can't I? It will take me the rest of the week to 'clear him away'. I've seen a lovely garden flat that I want so hopefully if this house sells I can start a new life. Somerset is quite obviously my spiritual home, which is strange really, because until a couple of months ago I'd have legged it back to the smoke without a second thought. What with the shop, my painting career and all the friends I've made now, I couldn't possibly leave now. I still think Wiveliscombe is like a coven. You don't find it. It finds you.

Friday, 26 January 2007

Summit meeting

Summit meeting with reptile husband this evening. I bet he doesn't even bring a bottle of wine. If he thinks I'm still going to do his washing and ironing he had better think again! He has, at last, applied for a job. It's only taken four years of asking, and now it's too late to recover the situation. Edward is looking forward to seeing him, I most certainly, am not. I say a nice flat today, just over the road from here. I want it. Low maintenance, and a nice garden for the pussies. The twit who should have opened the shop this morning 'thought he was on this afternoon'. He's got a rota so I can only assume he's a complete idiot. Anyway, he's another one jumping ship this month. The news is on the radio as I type, more problems with Hammaas and Fattaa. If only they'd all get along together and form an amalgamation. Say, 'Fattaass' - and I could be their Queen.

Summit meeting

Summit meeting with reptile husband this evening. I bet he doesn't even bring a bottle of wine. If he thinks I'm still going to do his washing and ironing he had better think again! He has, at last, applied for a job. It's only taken four years of asking, and now it's too late to recover the situation. Edward is looking forward to seeing him, I most certainly, am not. I say a nice flat today, just over the road from here. I want it. Low maintenance, and a nice garden for the pussies. The twit who should have opened the shop this morning 'thought he was on this afternoon'. He's got a rota so I can only assume he's a complete idiot. Anyway, he's another one jumping ship this month. The news is on the radio as I type, more problems with Hammaas and Fattaa. If only they'd all get along together and form an amalgamation. Say, 'Fattaass' - and I could be their Queen.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

I haven't forgotten you dear old blog

A whole week on my own! Errant husband cleared off last Friday night to rejoin that Freak Show family of his. Staying at his brother's, who found it necessary to opine on the subject of our breakup, by saying, 'I thought you'd split up, just not yet.' Well obviously, the opinion of a 50 year old man whose only outside human contact is with a homosexual friend and a cleaning lady, is of great interest to me. His deep understanding of human nature should render him a suitable Agony Aunt! Stupid Git!
Tomorrow I shall look at small, easily maintained flats and houses, lose 4 stone and attempt to strike OIL. 'Old, Ill and Loaded'

Monday, 1 January 2007

Vile Husband and Freak Show Family

The first day of the year marked a new low for my treatment from my husband's family. He and my son went across the road to his mother's house, remained there for dinner and didn't ask me to join them. As if that's not bad enough, they went for takeaway and didn't even get me anything! The freak show broke up at 7.30pm. They are not normal. A paying occupation had better appear on the horizon for the errant husband, or he is OUT. On a lighter note, Lovely Gordon and Ma have finally come down to stay, so at least someone will be pleased to see me!