Tuesday, 23 June 2009
The sound of dust settling
Teenager has been back for two nights, and there is little evidence of jet lag. The occasional heavy lidded look, but in general it is fair to say he has bounced back remarkably well. Oh- the joys of youthfulness!
He goes back to school today. He is really looking forward to seeing all his pals again. They are all going on ' geography school trip'. This appears to be an excuse for hanging round Bowness on Windermere all day eating picnics and talking to tourists. The topic is indeed ' tourism' and they are doing a survey. They should find plenty of that species for sure. Apparently we are having a record year tourist wise as many Brits are avoiding the airports in favour of home.
Tonight Grandma is collecting him from school and making tea. Other half is going off on business. I am going to University to my ' The Bible and Culture' class to talk about Franco Zefferelli's ' Jesus of Nazareth' ( mini series made 1977 - remember it?).
I am then saddling back up to my diet class in Preston. It's time to slay the next two stone.
Indeed, the dust is settling. The suitcases are put away. For a couple of weeks there is the routine of school and work, and enjoying the light nights and lovely warm weather ( last night we were playing boomerang in the park- I am hopeless at it).
Then the school holidays start, and the non- routine of the summer comes into play. I will enjoy a little bit of structure while it lasts...