Thursday, 6 October 2011
By the time this is written it will be after midnight and I will be preparing for my second night back in my own bed. I think everyone, however comfortable other people's beds are (and all the beds I've slept in whilst I've been away have been supremely comfortable I'm pleased to report), is happy when they climb back into their own bed after being away.
I actually arrived back home at about 2220 last night (Tuesday). Despite the storms MV Isle of Lewis sailed all day Monday and managed to carry all the freight traffic as well. As a result and despite carrying all the freight traffic yesterday as well, I was able to squeeze the car onto the ferry 's evening sailing. After I'd emptied the car and, as a consequence, filled the living room and kitchen with assorted cases and boxes and bags, I went to bed at midnight and, with a glass of wine and some cheese and biscuits, managed to watch some of the midnight news on the BBC News Channel. Having switched off the television and put out the light I obviously put my head on the pillow. I have no recollection of so doing but I must have then put my head on the pillow for that was where I found it when I woke up at 0806 (don't you just hate digital clocks) this morning after a solid and undisturbed sleep.
Today has, of course, been spent doing all sorts of odds and ends from writing emails and letters, washing and ironing (whilst watching the news), fitting bedside lights (from Ikea in Glasgow), emptying cases (almost), visiting Pat and Dave for a catch-up and afternoon coffee, and so many other things which, given that I have the attention span of a gnat for sticking to the task in hand, were many and varied. So all in all it's been a Good Day. I like Good Days.
I've had a wonderful time away. France seems so long ago. The week at Anna's before France and the visits to art galleries and museums and theatres seems even longer ago (it is even longer ago!) .
I love my life and my friends who make my enjoyable life possible.
I'm a lucky bugger.
I wish everyone could be as lucky as I am.