Yesterday afternoon we emptied the car for the last time and returned the truck, whilst my lovely pal Lynn upacked some books and bits and bobs making the living room alive. She also, very sensibly pressed me to find linens and make up the beds so we could fall into them much later. She was so helpful and she knows how l grateful l am to her and her husband.
In the evening, Jules and Carlotta arrived with gifts of flowers, wine, gin, lemons, chocolate and collected an Indian meal for us all. As l had only pecked at muffins all day, along with gallons of strong tea, the large gin l mixed went straight to my eyebrows and l lost all feeling in my face. It was quite wonderful.
I was very tired but was carried by the good humour of the girls,later my son and his pal made us tea and coffee before we went to bed after midnight.
I was dreading the day, the moving out bit, but it passed with ease and looking back it was actually quite a good day. Very positive. I awoke this morning feeling refreshed and quite calm. Calm enough to dig out boxes, rummage and find my dongle thingy to connect to net, as the phone line will take up to 4 wks... thus this catch up.
A BIG thank you to you all for your support, advice and affection.