Hi, folks. I've a couple of pieces of news I wish to share with you, one bad and one good. The bad news first is that Blogger is playing silly buggers and won't allow me to add pictures or photos to my posts. That's frustrating as hell! I may try composing my posts on my laptop, which is working fine. Just bear with me.
The second piece of good news is the special announcement I want to tell everyone about. I have got myself a new girlfriend and our romance is blossoming fantastically well. Her name is Ashley and we met on an online dating agency website. She comes from Glasgow, but is French from birth and she is only 44 years old, 11 years younger than me. This romance all came about from when I was in hospital. Believe me, when you are recovering from major surgery, you re-evaluate your life. Until my hospital visit, I just assumed that I'd remain a bachelor all of my life. I last had a girlfriend in 1999 but for all of this century I have been single. I've never been married and never thought I would marry. As I lay in hospital, I thought long and hard about my future and came to the realisation that I no longer want to spend the rest of my life being alone. I want to grow old with a woman I love, with someone I can call my soul-mate and someone with whom I can share many happy moments. So, when I was discharged from hospital it wasn't long before I enlisted on a dating agency website. I struck gold with the first woman who wrote back to me, although I waited a fortnight before I replied to her as I was getting lots of offers on a daily basis. However, what made Ashley's comments stand out were the fact that she was the only person to call me by my name. The first word that she wrote to me was Bryan. Secondly, she was the only person who sent me their personal e-mail address. That seemed to indicate that she was serious right from the beginning.
We stopped using the dating agency to communicate and we sent each other lots and lots of private e-mails. In the weeks that followed I came to realise that we had such a lot in common. She was the one for me and I was the one for her. We have yet to meet as she is currently on a business trip to Malaysia. However, she will be flying home this weekend or early next week. She wants to fly in to Newcastle Airport, instead of Glasgow, so that we can finally meet. I asked her how long she wants to stay with me and she replied, "forever!" Ah, bless!
So, I am all excited about meeting her. A new chapter of my life is about to begin. I honestly have no idea how our relationship will impact on my hobby but I'm unlikely to give it up completely. I will, of course, keep on blogging, but if my posts become less frequent you'll know the reason why.