I have so much to tell you about our little trip. I want to tell you how beautiful it was there, how spring was in full bloom and how it didn’t rain once in ten days. I want to tell you about the woodlands full of bluebells, a carpet of purple. I want to tell you about the field of daffodils we saw and that my daughter wanted to pick each one and how green everything was; so so green. I want to tell you how I thought the trip was too short, too long and in the end just right. I want to tell you how good it felt to see everyone, to watch the kids connect once again with their grandparents. I want to tell you about my day out in London with my daughter and my mum, a shopping trip to Liberty’s that I think we will always remember. That my daughter is an alarmingly good shopper and I think I know where she gets it from. I want to tell you about the wonderful old National Trust buildings we visited and how the kids loved them. I want to tell you about the walk we took with grandpa down Donkey Lane, through a farmer’s field when the sun was setting and it was just beautiful.
I want to tell you about how expensive it was and how crowded it was everywhere, so many people spending so much money. I want to tell you how we queued for half an hour for gas and how the Sunday morning train was full and how Oxford St was packed at 10am on Sunday even though none of the shops were open.
I want to tell you how good it was to see my mum and how much cake she baked for us. A cake every day! I want to tell you how hard it was to leave again, to cry and to say goodbye again. I want to tell you that it isn’t possible to live in two places, only one, that there is no perfect, only good and that the grass is always greener.
I want to tell you about the afternoon we spent with friends, how we haven’t seen them in two years but it felt like just two weeks, how we laughed and talked and told funny stories and how good that felt.
And I want to tell you that now we are home, everything feels just right and I want to tell you that I love England but I don’t live there anymore and I want to tell you that it has not always been easy but we are happy and our little family flourishes.