Monday, 21 July 2008
It's awfully quiet here .....
The Small Cross One has departed for England courtesy of Easyjet this afternoon and it's awfully quiet. Oh dear. No-one to argue with, no-one to share chocolate with, no-one to exchange inconsequential remarks with, no-one to push in the pool and giggle with. I do so hope Easyjet is making it easy for her. Oh dear.
I drove her through the tunnel of sunflowers this morning, she gave a deep sigh. 'You don't need any more pictures of sunflowers' she said. 'You can take a thousand pictures of sunflowers I replied and there will never be the perfect one'. 'Take yesterdays pictures for example all slightly sideways with their petals all ruffling in the same direction'. Another sigh.
In the end though I got a massive hug and she lifted me off the ground. I softened and opened my purse. 'Treat yourself to anything you like'. Gosh I can be so wild and impulsive at times I'm difficult to recognise.
Talking of wildness last week's visitors from Baton Rouge, Louisiana won't be forgotten in a hurry. What a delightful family they all were, fully participating and getting out and about to explore the very many attractions of the Languedoc from the bustling markets to the varied culture. Apparently we English finish most sentences with a question Don't we ? Isn't it ? Do I ? It was news to me but it's what makes this job so rewarding and worthwhile, discovering your differences.
Meanwhile of course there's a whole drawer of undiscovered make-up to explore, potions and lotions, clothes to rifle through, lovely pens to 'borrow'.
I wouldn't, would I ?
PS. I'm in very big trouble with the gorgeous, fabulous, fun filled ladies from Atlanta who stayed with us in June and I have omitted to mention them, darlings discretion, DISCRETION phurleeeeze ..... LOL Queen Vicki, Deidra et al. xx