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...

7 comments:

Granny on the Web said...

Glad to hear he is back home. The adventure will stay with him forever.
Have I missed the photo's of the newly done teenager's room? Wonderful home-coming surprise for him.
Love Granny

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Glad to here your son's returned home safely and I'm sure sharing the many stories and adventures with you ...
What a chance in a lifetime, for him to travel like that, it will influence him the rest of his life.
Enjoy your classes !

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, teenager! Wow, you must be thrilled to have him back home. Thanks for the good wishes... Nothing yet, but I'll keep you posted.

Expat mum said...

Yes do - For some reason I am now busier than I was when they were at school. Three kids doing three different things - not very well planned on my part.

Loopin said...

So do boomerangs always come back?
I believe they are/were traditionally used as a weapon for hunting. Hope you didn't get clonked around the head by one playing throw and catch!

Hope your lad loves his new room - has he given you his verdict yet?

cinner said...

Glad your son is back. I love the boomerang collection...Did he like his new room. How are you doing with your diet?I know you have been working hard on it....good luck.be back to visit soon, take care, cinner

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am also a huge fan of 'routine.' I love knowing what is happening at all times with no surprises. Glad all is well. Good luck with your class and the diet check up.