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July 31, 2008


Liz Curtis

We will get there. Thank you for the love and the experience of being married to you. It has taught me much about me.

suzy colebeck

Dear Andy, what a sad but honest blog. As I have said to Liz, I am sorry but also happy that you have done this in a way that allows you to try to be friends, that is really strong of you both. If anyone does say I tell you so then they are idiots, we all do the best we can at the time. You and Liz are wonderful people and will get all of the happiness you deserve.

I hope to catch up when you are feeling stronger. Take care and do whatever you need to do.


Oh no, how will I ever choose between the two of you, oh bugger I don't have to, sides to take, no nasty name calling to be done, it just doesn't seem right this a real divorce, what are the two of you playing at?
This is so confusing.
I need a cup of tea.

So, poker night at the batchelor pad eh, does this mean we can have strippers?


I am in admiration of the honesty and frankness of you both and feeled honoured to be witness of such a public acknowledgement of your lives. At the risk of sounding a little deep, I realise that underneath, is a whirlwind of emotions and like weather fronts will crash into your lives intermitently, but each time you will learn when to anticipate their impending arrival and consequently you will be better prepared. I suppose my message is we just keep going and through each period of negativity, we become stronger and have a greater understanding of who we are.


Thinking of you both - I wish you all the very best wishes n the next part of your lives. I hope that the last few years have enhanced you both as people - that's what can happen when you're going through something that seems to be a mistake, but afterwards you realise that you've been left with something valuable after having gone through the experience. I think this of my short lived teaching career. There are things I know about life and myself now I wouldn't have if I hadn't gone through it, even though I sometimes wrongly assume it was a waste of time.

I hope that your relationship with Liz - and indeed others - can move on now this decision has been made, and that the next few months and indeed years will be a continuation of a fascinating and enjoyable journey for us all. The only things in life that count are relationships, I believe. Hard to get right sometimes and even at times hurtful and infuriating. But we're all in this together and I'm sure that we'll be fine if we have mutual respect and understanding.

Let's cling on to the one main positive in all of this - I won't have to move all your stuff again.


Hope the above misplaced attempt to be light didn't cause as much offence to you as it did to me wife.
Just to let you know that I care about you both. And I am glad that we can all get through this without having to choose sides which is usually the case.

Tim the Enchanter

Well done Andy. An honest reflection indeed. Bren and me send both you and Liz our love and friendship.


I offer this...


As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon-don't be afraid of them:
you'll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon-you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind-
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you're destined for.
But don't hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you're old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you've gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.


Steve and I also want to pass on that we are thinking about you often and praying for you. Some good news - you have people who really look out for you and care very much for you both and since God has got me through a lot of awful painful 'stuff' He's just going to have to do it for you too!!
And of course if that doesn't work -
at least you'll always have Jason.

Honest Tony

There are plenty more fish in the sea, Andy.
Just try and avoid a trout nibbling on your bait.

As a last resort you could always try batting for the other team.
That way it increeases your chances of finding a new lover by 50%

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