Gerald Kean spends Easter in the Algarve following his latest break-up with Lisa Murphy
The world didn't fall off its axis with the shock when Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy split up in late January. Although I did take to the bed for a week.
The solicitor is jetting to the Algarve next week for a break - not for a weekend but for a long weekend.
He will stay at Monte Da Quinta in Quinta do Lago with his teenage daughter Kirsten and some chums - none of which, sadly, is Ms Murphy.
Your diarist met Mr Kean in Residence for lunch last week.
I put to him the burning question: has the romantic flame between him and Lisa been forever extinguished? "Certainly not forever out," he answered, almost Sphinx-like. Is there a chance of a reconciliation? "Always possible. We remain very close."
For the moment, then, the flag at Drayton Manor is at half-mast awaiting, however fancifully, the return of Lady Murphy.