I usually enjoy being at home for a month in the summer but can’t say its a great place to be at present.
It was super to see all the kids, spend time with Freddie, visit friends etc. I had a lovely birthday meal with Stuart and Adrian. We fitted a lot in & enjoyed being with our friends and family.
Adrian and I spent a couple of days in London courtesy of a longitudinal health and social study that Adrian has been involved in since birth. He has been monitored and assessed for different things every few years. Memory was the focus this year. Which, as many of you will know, is not Adrian’s forte. Various tests were administered and I was asked details of a couple of recent events that we were involved in together. Bit of a test for my memory too! He was then asked about these to see how well he remembered them or at least how closely our memories of them coincided. A week later, when we were back on the boat & cruising along, the researcher rang him and asked him questions related to items in the various tests. Not easy & just a little bizarre!
We decided to make the most of our stay in London – met my sister and brother in law for dinner, went to see the Dolly Parton musical ‘9 to 5’ and I went with Frankie to see the Dior exhibition at the V & A. Stunning, no other word for it – just stunning!
And to top it all off Lisa, Alex and their 4 kids (Amy 15, Ella 13, Freddie 12, & Adam 10) came to stay Weds night & left very early Thurs morning en route to their week’s holiday in Spain. Great fun but a lot of washing to do on Thurs before returning to the boat on Friday. We left at 1pm and arrived at Wambrechies around 7.30pm – ready to party!