Saturday, 29 August 2009
I've had a day of very mixed feelings today. I had a call from Wendy in New Zealand yesterday not long before midnight her time - not long before one in the afternoon my time. We usually chat for ages but this was a long call even by our standards. Wendy and Martin and the children had had friends round all evening and they had been asking when I was due home. They had just gone so Wendy decided to tell me there and then. She was in the garden in a tee shirt. I had the central heating on here! Anyway it made me feel so torn. I just wanted to be back with my New Zealand family. Of course I want to be here too with my UK family. I return on 22 October so I know that for the next 8 weeks I'll be in a state of anticipatory limbo again.