I have been very quiet on this blog of late, and although I don't tend to dip deeply into personal details on here usually, I will give a brief statement of fact about why.
Sadly Daníel and my relationship has ended. We have had some pretty hard family things to cope with over the last couple of years and we simply haven't made it through. On a plus point, we are not acrimonious which is wonderful for our daughter, and ourselves. No one else is involved and we have been able to get through it relatively unscathed. That's not to say it doesn't hurt, or isn't sad, it does and it is. Particularly sad is the fact I am now no longer Una's foster mother which is very hard after raising her for almost two years. Even more sad is that Lilja won't be around her 'sister' daily she has always known - although they will maintain contact.
I am not planning on leaving the country (at least for the immediate future), even though single motherhood in a country with no family is very daunting. I have had absolutely stellar support from a network of friends I truly don't know what I would do without.
The decision came to post this blog now that we have registered the separation officially, had confirmation that Una will stay with Daníel and Lilja and I have a new apartment. I felt skipping this info and simply going on to post entries about a new place without Daníel might leave rumours likely to rise by people who have nothing better to do than guess, especially in light of Daníel's current media presence.
So there you go. Its sad, but there's nothing juicy in it for the tack-o-mags to photoshop a broken heart over, as is their style. It is horrible when a family breaks up and even more so when there are children involved. I hope that this is all that needs to be said about it.
The new flat is lovely and is nestled in between close friends on every side in my old neighbourhood. By some miracle I found a flat I can (just) afford which is in walking distance of leikskoli, my job and has a garden. I will post pictures of all the lovely-slash-tacky furniture I found on barnaland.is later.
For now I am on panic mode as Weird Girls Episode 13 is about to commence on friday - involving 2 nights in the countryside and was made possible thanks to everyone who donated to the kickstarter on the post below.
More news will follow on that, plus much more next week.