Saturday, August 05, 2006

We're here...

Trip was OK until we hit Gatwick. What should be a three hour trip took more than 5 hours. And after sitting in a plane all night we were toast, mouth-open-sleeping in the back of my dad's LPG converted jeep.

Anyway we are here and rested and I've seen ALL my immediate family (1 brother, 2 sisters, assorted partners, parents, grandad, 10 nieces & nephews and one great niece), which is a record :) They're all groovy.

My hometown hasn't changed, maybe a little greener than it was, my parents' garden lush and green from the hot summer. But I always feel like an outsider here, and felt that way even as a child.

Still woosy with some jetlag and need to start writing just a little bit to get my head in gear. Unfortuately this house is stuffed with antiques and I have to WATCH the children all the time. DS has already broken some things and made my father's notorious temper buzz. Not exactly a holiday. The upside is we are hopefully heading to a Welsh beach for a couple of days camping. I'll try and set up my camera tomorrow and give you an inside look :)

So are you :D


  1. How am I? Hot, hot, hot, hot - you know it's bad when the air and fans are going and you're still sweating. (It's 100 right now) Don't want to think, let alone write.

    Miss ya!

  2. Ohh--that is hot!! Poor you. Cooler in the UK now. Thank goodness.

    I'm wearing socks would you believe?

  3. We just got back from the lake - where it was terribly hot. And now I'm EXHAUSTED.

    I wish I was in England right now, though!!!

  4. Hope tthe socks are a matching pair

  5. LOL Pop.

    Glad to hear you've arrived safe and sound! Get some rest! Have fun!