Thanks to Cress for the bed and room, and the help and kindness.
I did arrange a carer, but she didn’t turn up. Amazing, that whole industry?!
Thank you to Chérie for the company and thé chat. I got caught in a massive thunderstorm in my Triride with no coat. I did take shelter in a pub though, and was saved from the worst of it.
Having had pretty awful experience in Britain, I’ve booked yet another flight and am leaving early ( tomorrow ) so that I can escape to the relative peace of Portugal.
Living there suddenly appears to be my preferred option, which I hadn’t anticipated. I definitely am leaving here with less than I came with, but at least I have maintained my spirit and haven’t plumbed the depths of despair that a while ago I would have.
I’ve also learned not to talk about girlfriends on my blog, and especially not about falling in love. I now look a bit of a complete twat for getting so carried away with the love and happiness thing that I thought I had.
Next time I mention a lady by name it’ll have to be after the alter, i think, and only then.