My last post was way back in April 2018. Seems like such a long time ago. In general terms it probably isn’t, but in terms of what’s happened between then and now it’s an eternity.
I’m a different person and my life has changed substantially. So what’s changed?
- In July last year Fran and I bought a house and moved in together.
- In November 2018 we welcomed our first child into the world. Lucas George Smith.
Things have not been perfect but then life seldom is. Marriage, moving house and having a baby are widely regarded as three of the most stressful things which can happen to a relationship. Last year, in the space of five months, we did two of those three things – and will probably add the third sooner rather than later (I haven’t asked properly, but I think she might say ‘yes’ if I do).
I’ve always been a little self-indulgent, a little bit self-absorbed – and I haven’t changed but I am changing. It’s safe to say that Fran is the best thing that ever happened to me. She will no doubt read this so I shan’t massage her ego too much. But, let’s put it this way. For the first time in a long time I am actually happy, settled and content. For a long time I felt there was something missing from my life. Maybe she was it.
Signing off for now. I’ve missed writing stuff down. I’ll be back soon.
See ya! Al.
Grumpy old man who'd rather be in the bloody pub.