I’m sorry we haven’t seen each other for so long. I know we’ve had our differences but I don’t want it to end this way. It’s not you, it’s me. Sometimes things just come between us – you know; time, work, kids, weather. I just want you to know I still care about you and I still want you to be part of my life. It’s not easy trying to maintain a relationship like this, especially a long distance one. I know you’re only a mile or so away, but it’s not like you’re in the back garden, is it? I’ve loved you since I first stepped foot on you five years ago. There are those who would like us to split up (Unhusband reckons we’ve got enough to cope without you in the equation.) He’s just jealous. But I can’t abandon you now. We need each other.
I know in relationships you’re supposed to weather the storms together, but seriously these storms take the piss. There are some you can weather on your own. And my wellies have got holes in them. It’s not like much grows at this time of year anyway, especially as the purple sprouting broccoli seems to hate me. Thanks for the parsnips and leeks - I’ll try and come and dig a few of those up soon. Though last time I looked those leeks were pretty anorexic.
Anyway, I’m still thinking of you and I’ll be back soon, I promise. (Just as soon as it stops pissing down and I manage to get a bit more sleep.)
ps – I wish you’d try and control those bloody slugs. And the couch grass.