It’s been a bit of a weird day today…
Eden and I were privileged to have Dan join us on our morning walk. This was because he felt guilty about working late last night and the fact that he’s scarpering off to Shanghai on Sunday for 5 nights, just 1 day after we move into our new flat! So he decided to spend some quality time and join us. It’s not how his average Wednesday back home would start out that’s for sure but he was still in his office by 9.30am.
This morning started out as one of the brightest, clearest mornings we’d seen yet, so once we’d seen Joshua onto the school bus we headed into the country park in good spirits, Eden delighted to have us both with her. Things took an unexpected turn when at some point on our trek back up it started to spit and within minutes it was coming down good and proper – we weren’t expecting this! Dan had the buggy at the time and I was trudging behind them. As the rain came down harder I told Dan we should take cover in a shelter that was about 500 metres further up the hill. Unfortunately, this meant we had to pick up the pace a bit in order to reach the shelter before we got properly drenched. Dan and I wouldn’t have minded the rain but we didn’t want Eden, the buggy and my Pink Lining bag getting wet! Dan & Eden were quite a way ahead of me and I just had to stop at one point to catch my breath. I looked up and saw that Dan had stopped to wait for me to catch up but I waved at him to carry on going as he had Eden. He didn’t get what I was trying to tell him so I waved harder and shouted, “Save yourself!” He thought that was hilarious! In hindsight that does sound quite dramatic but it made sense at the time! Anyway, we made it to the shelter. I would have happily stayed there until the rain stopped but Dan was twitching about getting to work and we only had one key with us so we put the rain cover on Eden and carried on with our dash home. If it wasn’t for Eden screaming in protest about the rain cover, we’d have quite enjoyed the relief of the rain!
Eden and I have spent the rest of the day at Parkview as the weather hasn’t really cleared up. I’ve been feeling a bit homesick the last day or two as I have a friend at home who’d I’d love to be able to give time and hugs to. Texts and emails etc just don’t cut it sometimes. This isn’t helped by a certain Mr Bruno Mars who has provided me with my latest song obsession ‘Count on Me’. I can’t help listening to it on repeat even though it makes me well up! Eden & I have had a good time dancing together to it this afternoon though!
I’ve certainly been cheered up by the contents of Joshua’s bag as he’s just got back from school – some very impressive looking Mandarin work! Who does he take after with those skills?!