Sunday, 19 August 2012
When the children were little and they had finished their meal they would say proudly '"All gone." For some silly reason I was reminded of that an hour or so ago when CJ and Jo left. CJ's been here for about 5 weeks but we had time down in Exeter with his daughter-who-takes-photos and Son-in-law-and-Friend-who-loves-Otters before that. So this afternoon the house seems very empty although it's beautiful, sunny and midge-free so I have the doors and windows open and the noise of the birds and the waterfall into the pond are competing with Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony (and since I wrote that, Katie Melua) for my attention.
It's been great having you CJ (and for a few days you, too, Jo). Now I shall have to do the crosswords on my own again. I shall have to think. Arghhhh.
Now it's all systems go to sort out my trip with friends to Glasgow and Italy via France and Switzerland. I leave after four sleeps. What happens after our time in Italy I'm not sure but I'll be making my way back via friends and family and arriving back in Eagleton in time to leave about 5 weeks before I set off back to my New Zealand home.
I would say "Stop the world I want to get off" but I've learned that one has to be very careful for what one wishes.