Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Almost there

Oh my God, I've only got five days left in the UK! Time seems to have flown by, if you'll excuse the pun. In five days time I will be in the air, a few hours away from seeing my husband again. I can hardly believe it. It's been a long 7.5 weeks. At the beginning I never thought I'd manage it, but it just goes to show what you can cope with when you just have to.

I think things are pretty much sorted. The house is now clear of our things, and I've boxed, weighed and sealed all the stuff we're sending out to the Gulf. I also have a (slightly heavy!) suitcase packed to take to Heathrow with me. Who knew one woman had so many clothes... Well, most women, I suppose...!

I know I'm going to miss so many things here. I'm trying to commit them all to memory - the green grass; the hills and fields; our church; cool but sunny days; drinking wine in the garden on a summer's evening; our pet; my lovely friends; and last but not least, my family, who have been such a tower of strength. But I know that, waiting on the other side, will be my best friend, the love of my life - so there's no choice really, is there? My home is wherever he is, and that's that.

Onwards and upwards...


  1. Hey flying high.. just curious why you are leavng behind your pet? that is a hard thing to do and pets help so much with adjustments.. my husband is a ulh pilot and it is nice to have the company. I cant say if a kid is the answer as we have chosen not to have kids and are very very happy . we have 2 cats and a cockatoo. we have sitters when we are gone overseas. but the freedom to travel with him is the best.. embrace it.. sometimes no kids at this stage makes it that much better.

  2. Hello there,

    Sadly, the UK has very tight quarantine laws, so if we'd brought our pet out here we'd have had to have put him through six months quarantine when we returned, which just doesn't seem fair. Plus we're in an apartment here, so he'd be so couped up. It just wouldn't have been fair to bring him...




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