Thursday, 12 February 2015
I am back!!
I returned on Monday of this week, from a magical wonderful holiday in Australia, staying with my eldest son, and his wife and two little boys. The weather was superb and although we did have rain and storms, I loved all of the experience.. My son was worried that the weather in Perth would be too hot for me, but as heat was dry, it didnt bother me at all. I had expected to return to England with a really dark tan, but as the Australians are so skin cancer aware, I was not allowed out with out a factor 30 cream and a very big hat and sunglasses, so although my skin did darken a bit, nothing like I was when I returned from the South of France last September. In fact my husband when he met me, did not straight away recognise me as I was not tanned as he had expected! Moving in to stay with family especially with a daughter in law could have been disasterous, but it all went smoothly and no fights or awkward moments. I was also able to give them much needed respite and opportunity to get out a couple of evenings, just by themselves. With their two sons, only 5 and almost 2, there is not much opportunity to manage an escape for a few hours. These boys keep them on their toes from 5.30 every morning until bedtime at 6!! I was taken to so many places that were truly lovely, I am so glad that my camera held out and I got loads of pictures to bring back with me. Of course the travel is long and very tiring, but now I have done it once, I will be back again, hopefully in two years when my son has a big O birthday. I might in a few days manage to put up some photos to share, but until then, this is just a note to say I am back and had a wonderful time**