Tuesday, 21 July 2009
WHAT.... AWAY AGAIN!!
I know to some it might seem excessive but I'm away again tomorrow, when I only got back from my last trip on the 1st of the month.
And what's more when I return from Devon next week I'm around for a week and then I'm going to London for three nights.The first one staying with my eldest son, which just makes me feel warm inside at the thought, and the other two with my beloved American friend Eve in a hotel on the Cromwell Rd in Kensington.
After that I've been invited to go for a midweek trip with my sister to her log cabin in Anglesea(Wales) in late August. Which will the first time I've visited with her there, and apparently includes a spa day..... oh yes!
Which takes me nicely to a weekend in Berlin with my gorgeous niece and then sending her home, I go catch a train up to almost the Baltic sea to meet Angela and stay with her in Usedom till the end of the week.
This year has been a difficult one to be at home. And one that I promised my son I'd stay here for. My home is lovely, but it is lonely. Although my youngest son is still at home he's never here. And as you know I no longer have many friends in this town. So life is very much about being okay alone. Which for a great deal of the time I am. But I'm not going to throw up the opportunity to go visiting.
I would rather spend my money on petrol or plane tickets than most things!
To know that tomorrow I can be sitting in J&D's home on the edge of Dartmoor, with a view to go on a serious walk with D on Thursday, when J is at work is just so wonderful. I aim to go paddling if not swimming in the Devon sea at some point, it will be bloody cold as all British sea is, but it's the summer and rain is warming on the water and I'm tough!!
Just to be able to talk and talk and be accepted for me without criticism, which is what I get from my intolerant teenage son is so beguiling. And even though I have that from emails there is something different about real conversation. To be able to use all the nuances of words and gestures.
There is nothing better than good food,chilled wine, good conversation and love.
So please forgive me if I don't email you till next week. You will be in my thoughts, but for a few days I'll be talking out loud instead of on a computer.