And she’s gone….

Another goodbye. Erika has finally come to me! We have spent a wonderful weekend here at the home of music festivals, bike rallies and garlic! And it has been wonderful to share it with her.  But today.... she left.  Another goodbye, but this time it feels less like forever! She has a new job, a …

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3, 2, 1 – Go!

Erica: Tomorrow is my going home from work day. Maybe for ever, or maybe only for ten days. Either way, I'm going home and I'm now only three days away from seeing Eric. So for the last time, about these old Chinese traditions with lucky and unlucky numbers, it's about the number three. I had …

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Trust No One or Believe Everyone

Eric:  I'm so sorry for those that are not interested, but it is about time that I took a little look at the political minefield that we have in front of us in the UK right now. With June 8th slowly making an appearance, let's see what is happening... Manifesto - a public declaration of policy and …

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Straight to Sex

Erika: Obviously I got that one wrong! Straight to six, is what I mean. I deliberately skipped our countdown number seven. Relationshipwise it's a lucky number, but it also has an unlucky meaning in Chinese traditions, which I won't even read about. But there are other things about the number seven too. Like the seven …

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The Number Eight

Erika: Eight days to go until I'll be in Eric's hometown. And one week goes really fast. Especially for Eric, I would say, because he needs to sort things before I get there. Like doing all his laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping AND haircuts and facials and things. 😉 In China the number eight is a …

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Longer and Longer Distance

As I stare out of the window into the depths of the British, green countryside, I think of the weeks where our problems and insecurities climbed above our love and hung us from the parapet of being bloody moody with each other. It is unnecessary. It is stupid at times. But it is very easy …

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The Countdown – down to 9 days

Erika: The countdown is now down to a single figure! It is the number 9. Nine days left until my first visit to Eric's hometown! The plan was for me to stay there for eight days, but that might change. I got called to another interview for the job!! Tomorrow!! It's within the HR area, …

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