I was unsure how to approach this post, or if I even intended to write about it all. In this space, I try to balance being honest without getting into the details of my personal life, party because those details often involve other people, and I don’t think I have a right to mention them more than in passing, and also because I don’t think people want to read about the mundane or gloomy bits, I figure there are other blogs they might choose to for that, written by people who are more eloquent on the subject of ‘life’, it’s not why folk come here. My space it simply a blog about my sewing with a bit of family and home life thrown in, but I don’t believe I can let this pass without a mention and as M himself wrote about it so brilliantly on Facebook (don’t judge, it was by far the easiest way to get the news out there and we both agreed beforehand), I’m going to quote him:
“Exactly 11 years ago Beth Foster and I got married at Ripley Castle in Yorkshire.
While we had a great run, we have now decided to go our separate ways. We will remain friends and continue to have the highest respect for each other, but think it will be best for us and our wonderful children if we live our own lives going forward.
No tears were shed, no lawyers hired and we are both very excited about our respective futures. So I think congratulations are in order”
I had so much more to write on the subject, but when it actually comes down to it I feel the above says enough. We’re good. It wasn’t an easy decision but it’s the right one and I’m optimistic we will remain good friends.
The coming year will involve many decisions; where to live, how to support myself and the boys, and as a result this blog could go two ways, I’ll either be sewing like a crazy person to get The Linen Cat up to a full-time job, or I’ll be working elsewhere and the sewing will become just a hobby. Certainly for now, I’ll be staying in this space and blogging as usual and simply seeing how it all goes.
Right now we’re enjoying our last family holiday together in my beloved Yorkshire and I’m finding comfort and peace in the landscape I love.