I have always considered myself a one man woman. But like a heroine in a romance novel, my world has been turned upside down. I don't think it's love. I don't think it's lust. It's an obsession that just wont pass.
I know it's not right. There is not much I can do about it. Like a smitten boy-crazed school girl, I just cant stop thinking or talking about him.
His name is Henry. A nice strong traditional English (I think) name. A name I wouldnt normally be attracted to - but these things often suprise even the best of heroines.
I first noticed him on a construction site. I couldnt help but be drawn to him. He looked so in control, he knew he had a lot of work to do, he was going to get dirty and didnt care. He had a focussed determination - a force to be reckoned with.
No job was too small or big for this strong but friendly brute. What really won me over was his warm smile.
Just when I thought I had my obsession (or fantasy) under control, as luck would have it - Henry charged through my office one day. A construction and office type! My fantasy / obsession couldnt get any better, could it? He met every girls dream including those that prefer that their Henry stay at home with the kids. That's right ladies, I later saw him at a friend's house, getting stuck into the housework, again with that lovely smile.
I was beside myself. I couldnt sleep, I couldnt eat (well that's not entirely true).
I had to talk to somebody about Henry. I had little choice, I had to fess up to Mr Lucky. He knew something was up anyhow. He is the only person in the world that truly understands me. He is my best friend, my partner in crime, my everything. So I took a risk and told him.
He wasnt happy. He yelled, he stomped, he slamed a door or two - but later he calmed down and suggested something I would never ever have thought possible.
'Let's bring Henry home, and see what happens' he said warily.
I was nervous, but didnt waste a second. I wasnt going to risk Mr Lucky changing his mind. Henry came over the next day - and hasnt left. Well, truth be known, we left him temporarily and oh how I miss him!!! While we're holidaying in Greece, he stayed on in London. It would be too weird and costly for him to come with us.
The time we spent together was special. While I promised Mr Lucky that I would dance with Henry once or twice a week - I couldnt help it, we tangoed every day. I was happy. He was happy - that lovely smile never left him. And strangely, Mr Lucky was unusually happy. Perhaps because he realised i was finally satisfied.
Now in Greece I pine for him, I cant wait to be reunited. I think Mr Lucky can't wait too - it will certainly put me at ease.
To help me cope, I carry a photo of him with me around. Here he is ladies.... my darling Henry. My Henry who meets my sad, hidden obsession with....... vacuming. And yes, we have tried Dyson, he just wont do for me.