- Crete, Greece
- Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...
Thursday, 8 January 2009
We had a lovely quiet Christmas, which is what we wanted. Full of walks, food and our own company.
I worried about my son, spending Christmas Day alone in London. Not an enjoyable thought. He spent the Christmas nights as a volunteer in a shelter for the homeless. Good on you!!
Then the excitment of the engagment and all the chatter and laughter that went with it. Geoff continued to complete jobs around our new house in readiness for our guests, a bathroom door was top of the list... Jose ran around knowing something was about to happen, but what?? I fussed, as only a mother can, who hasn't seen her daughter for 8 months, making the house cosy and hoped they would like.
The week went too quickly, filled with plans and laughter. Walking on the beaches, watching those two sharing words and smiles.We played board games, ate and drank. We chatted and saw friends and family as far afield as Thailand, New York and London, thanks to the wonders of Skype. I loved going with Bethan and watching her as she tried the biggest, frilliest wedding dresses on. We both shed a tear, her face was a picture of pure joy. My little girl, playing, dressing up.
We climbed up to Minoan/Roman sites and Geoff told us about the history and we closed our eyes and tried to imagine this area in those times.
They are back in Saudi now, still planning. Both back to work.
So,here I sit, with lists of plans.....
The sun is shining, shall I walk before I start on my chores, it would be a shame to miss the sun on my face and the weather is unpredictable atthe moment.....