Saturday, 16 February 2008

Full Circle

The wheel turns full circle. Last year I didn't get to Lille. My carefully made plans unravelled and my new dark pink travelling bag went unused as illness intervened. Time has passed and things have changed. I am now preparing to spend a couple of days in Bruges with TMITWJ. We can't go for the weekend, because he is sailing, but it is half term and we want to spend a couple of days away together and for some reason we have agreed on Bruges. This time I shall be driven, we shall take the ferry as he loves the sea, and I shall have a lovely man to share the experience with, to spend time walking and talking, eating and drinking, someone to hold close.

I still cannot quite believe that things have changed so much for me and find it hard to trust that I can continue to be as happy as I am today. Surely that would be too much to hope? Not that it's been plain sailing for us. There have been major wobbles and problems continue to arise and challenge us, but somehow we are still here and it just seems to get better all the time.

12 comments:

  1. I hope that your happiness stays with you always. Your writing is always beautiful which in my book means you deserve that happiness. Hope it all goes well.

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  2. Nothing without price, Marianne. But a price worth paying, clearly. I'm happy for you. Don't become a stranger...

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  3. Oh that is good news Marianne! Almost worth waiting all these weeks, to find that you are so much happier, and that He of the Woolly Jumper is still very much a part of your life.

    All good wishes to you - and hope Bruges is pure bliss!

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  4. I thought you would all have forgotten about me, so it was especially lovely to find comments from you all. Sorry about the long silence. I hope the internet problems are now sorted - it has cost me £50 to get someone in to try and fix it! I shall, all being well, come and visit soon, but am rushing around trying to decide what to pack and time is flying by.

    Thank you for the good wishes. I try and take each day as it comes and store up the memories.

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  5. Have a lovely time in Bruges - and enjoy your happiness.

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  6. oh hooray! That's good news! And Bruges is the city of chocolate...chocolate, TMITWJ and a hotel - sounds like you should have a good time.
    Pigx

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  7. It's good to see you back. Enjoy!

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  8. Trust the happinesss.
    Welcome it and let its deliciousness snuggle in...

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  9. I have been dropping by every now and then to see if you were blogging so what a great surprise to find both that you are and that you are happily planning and doing. I am so pleased for you. It is never easy to have a new relationship but that doesn't mean it is not worth it! best of luck.

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  10. Good to see you back - and even better to hear how happy you are. You deserve it Marianne.

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  11. Just appreciate the momment marianne, and don't spoilt the present by worrying about whether it'll last.

    awfully glad to see you're back, even if just fleetingly

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  12. How stunning to see you all again. Thank you for staying with me. Life does get in the way of blogging and an iffy internet connection doesn't help. What does my son do to my computer?

    We did have a lovely time in Bruges, but are back now, coping with real life and all the problems that come with that. It was a lovely bubble though.

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