This is Ashlee and I.
She lives too far away.
Australia to be precise.
But she’ll live close soon.
So close, she’ll be able to poke me in the eye if i annoy her.
I met her when she was on ‘oliday in England.
I fell in love with this girl, within about five seconds of meeting her.
She’s over 10,000 miles away, and there is still no one that could change my mind.
She could live on the moon (which would be weird) and i’d still make sure I found a way to be with her.
Within a few days, she had become an incredibly important part of my life.
I have never known the feeling of someone elses happiness being more important to me, than my own.
She is going to show me around Australia. Sydney and Tasmania.
I’m going to show her Skegness and Blackpool. WINNER!
It is now 72 days before I’m in Australia.
Which is far too long.
But not that long.
……to 100 days or something.
I don’t want to talk through a computer screen any more.
I’m flying really cheap economy class.
Which probably means i’ll be surrounded by live poultry.
Ashlee is going to introduce me to her friends.
And i’ll be nervous and try to play it cool.
And inevitably say something stupid.
We’re going to Paris for New Year.
I’ve always wanted to go to Paris.
But never got round to it.
Plus, I always wanted to share Paris with someone.
Much like Venice.
Now I have the perfect opportunity to go.
Ashlee has a blog too.
Go read it. She’s a very talented writer…..
…. and a talented artist.
…. and a talented poet.
…. and a talented photographer.
She has an amazing mind.
When I’m in a room with Ashlee, full of other people, I immediately think “My girlfriend is the most attractive, and most intelligent and talented person in this room.”
I have an overwhelming sense of pride whenever I hear about her day and her life.
And I smile.
And then she smiles.
Which makes me smile more.
I absolutely adore her smile.
I want to show her off to everyone.
Her family seem lovely too.
Which means another group of people i’m inevitably going to say something stupid to.
Which wont make me smile.
We often talk about our future.
And starfish children.
And a dog named Kevin.
I now have a future worth aiming for.
Because of Ashlee.