Thursday, 2 October 2008

Sorry for the siesta

So time is racing by here. The last two weeks began with the arrival of Beverly (youngest sister) and ended with all of us flying over to London to surprise my father for his 70th birthday (please look at Mathew's blog for a run down of what we have been up to... We spent one week in London (in oldest sister's house) and had a fabulous time - far too much good food! It is the first time in years that we have been all together as a family - so thank you Beverly for pushing us to do it. Very, very much worth it.

Now we are happy to be back home. And yes, it is feeling like home. I'm feeling rather down that we are on the downhill slope to leaving Tuscany - we have decided to move on to London at the beginning of December so we have only two months left. I'm excited about London and the prospects for me and for the family, but I'm enjoying the lack of stress, the jigsaw puzzles, the afternoon dance parties, the gorgeous lunches, the sleep-ins (every second day!!), the view, the air, the colours and yes, even the geckos! It's going to be hard to leave. Maybe a miracle will happen and....

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