… And Single

I took my car to the garage the other day, and the guy asked if I was seeing anyone. It’s a garage I go to often enough, and the guy who runs it knows that my husband left a while ago. I know this man, his girlfriend goes to the same gym as me, he…

Doing the Deed (Poll)

I’ve decided to change my name by Deed Poll. It feels like the right thing to do, all things considered. I guess the expected thing would be to go back to my maiden name, but I have a problem with that. Quite apart from the problem I have with doing what’s expected. I mean, maiden??…

58 and Counting

‘Who am I?’ and ‘Where am I going with my life?’ and ‘What the hell happens next?’ – nothing forces you to answer those questions quite like a husband walking out on you when you’re 58. It’s 4 months ago today since he told me he was leaving, and it also happens to be our…