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Sunday, 15 September 2013
Tim sent me a link to this blog today. A couple of Kiwis who are staying with my brother (House available to rent next summer) at the moment and immersing themselves in the local food. I do have to say it is nigh on impossible NOT to when you are there, it being very agricultural an' all. The food is amazing but I did so understand when Tim came over that he longed for shepherds pie and curry and English sausages.
I am delighted that one of my friends from the Around the Dinner Table forum is sending her daughter over to stay with him and help out. She has had to learn to drive a "stick shift" for her trip. I did laugh that apparently her father is being heard to grumble in the background that he can drive a stick shift and is good with children so why can't he go? Because you're the Daddy, that's why.
I hope R does a blog too. If she does, I'll bet she too takes a photo at the Winery where they fill up your flagons, via a petrol pump type arrangement. Just saying.
I have been trying to concentrate Em's mind on next summer. She wants to do a summer camp in the USA and I have put her in touch with the crew out there. She said she liked the hot humid heat of Barbados in July, so I am researching Alabama! I expect she might be grateful that I have offered her a lay-over near Seattle afterwards.
We are due a big storm tonight and I know I should have gone and picked the plums because the branches are all going to snap, OK? And Uhu will gorge himself and I will have to live with the consequences for the next few days. Sigh.
But up and down stairs is about the sum total of my travelling just now. We are off to the hospital for the results of the scan tomorrow and I admit to being a little distracted by it all. I am not sure I want to know anything at all but understand that HWISO and the children do. So I am preparing myself for worst - weeks rather than months - and hoping for the best - months rather than weeks.
It's a hard road to travel, this one.