Goodbye My Lover.

By Alison August 7, 2007 24 Comments 1 Min Read


Oh House Keepers I am in mourning. Disaster in the shape of  a pint sized foot has struck and this time there is no going back.  Finley has (accidentally) kicked my laptop into PC heaven and with internal bleeding, broken bones, split veins and all manner of other computer related injuries to contend with,  the PC doctor has told me that my darling, darling friend has got to be put down.

Where will I be without him?  Up the creek  without a paddle methinks.

There is no answer to it this time. One mustn’t waste miracles on wishing the sky will start raining laptops or that I will find gold coins buried in a jeweled box at the bottom of my non-existent garden…

And so I will be gone for a while. I will be playing in the sun with my babba. Digging up the disaster that is my tiny yard after a Summer of rain. Re-inventing my comfort basket. Creating a naughty knicker drawer. Stripping away the clutter. Painting the bathroom a startling shade of white. Reading. Remembering. Dreaming up a fabulous fourth birthday party for Finn. Spending hours in the library. Scrubbing at non-existent stains on my carpet and baking carrot and orange cakes until they come out my ears.

T’will be fun and t’will be sad.

See you soon.x


  1. kali says:

    enjoy dear Ali…
    take care and I look forward to seeing you back when the time is right… xo Kali

  2. Gena says:

    Oh Dear me! poor you Alison! I was without my poorly laptop a few weeks ago and it was awful!And you will be sorely missed! I hope you get sorted out soon we will be here waiting! in the meantime enjoy what is left of summertime with your lovely little boy!xxx

  3. June says:

    Oh dear, poor ol' laptop. This might be a small blessing for you and Finley in that you'll have a bit more time to just enjoy the season. I'll keep an eye out for your return.

  4. Susana says:

    It's nice to get a break, and just enjoy life, but don't be gone for too long please! Have fun!

  5. Mary Ellen says:

    Poor Girl, I know there will be a mourning period, but maybe it is the Universe whispering to you to take a break and enjoy a little down time. Does this portend a career as a footballer for Dear Finley? Take care, Mary Ellen

  6. Genevieve says:

    Twill be sad, but twill be fun!! Absolutely, take a break, enjoy your babba and everything else in your life. Wishing you clouds full of laptops, and beautiful days ahead!! Good luck!

  7. Genevieve says:

    Twill be sad, but twill be fun!! Absolutely, take a break, enjoy your babba and everything else in your life. Wishing you clouds full of laptops, and beautiful days ahead!! Good luck!

  8. Sharon says:

    Well, anyway, you're making the best of the situation, and that's a lesson for all of us. Enjoy your recreating and other fun stuff!

  9. Amy says:

    oh dear, I hate it when that happens, hope to see you back soon!

  10. Karen says:

    Enjoy your time off from blogging. Make some happy memories with your son. We'll all be here when you get back!

  11. Andie says:

    Dear heart, do enjoy your bliss….just please come back to us in due time!

  12. Melissa says:

    Oh, I will miss you!! I hope you have a great time with Finn. Come back soon.

  13. Jayne says:

    Oh that's a shame for us. We'll miss you!
    'Go slowly, come back quickly'.

  14. Ami says:

    While I've not yet had a computer die on me, I do myself somewhat relieved at the little things that make them quirky and act all funny.
    It gives me an excuse to put it aside for a while until I feel like Fixing It.
    Enjoy your Summer!

  15. Grace says:

    I'll miss you – but I know you and Fin will treasure this time together.

  16. Debra says:

    Have a wonderful time off with your little darling. Will miss you and hope you come back when you can.

  17. Monique says:

    I will miss you very much, I will be looking forward to your return and I hope you will have a fabulous time offline and a very happy birthday for Finn !!!
    See you soon.

  18. Nonnie says:

    Oh dear, just when I needed your words of wisdom most! But you will enjoy the break and spending what's left of the summer with Finn. Hope you are back to us all soon though. Will miss you.

  19. Lorraine says:

    Enjoy your break from cyberspace!
    Will miss you and already looking forward to seeing you come back – hope it's sooner rather than later!

  20. Soverign timing I'm certain of it but I'll miss your wonderful words! Don't be long… Blessings…

  21. Julie says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…but I am happy for you though darling…have a nice break 🙂

  22. Alison says:

    Will miss you, but enjoy the rest of your summer, whilst this weather is good!
    Alison x

  23. Clare says:

    Hi Alison, have a lovely time – but please hurry back!! Clare x

  24. Having just got my new laptop, I will definitely be keeping it away from the kids after reading your post! Have a good rest and enjoy the Summer

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