Its good to feel back at home again. I realised that I had left behind more than I thought I did. I thought time would have brought distance between me and this place, but everything came flooding back pretty quickly.
One of the first things I did? Walked right into M&S and bought myself 3 salads. Yes 3! Not 1 or 2 but 3! My favourite new potato salad, salad nicoise and some salad with cherry tomatoes. I realised how much of a foody I am as I plonked 2 tubs of soup (spicy parsnip and brocolli with blue stilton) and 2 dishes of pre-prepared fish, one salmon and the other trout. I could not wait to get home. My comfort food. I have been so deprived in the vegetable and fish front.
And the rain well, I should have known better. But the rain didn't bother me although the cold did. Dispite wearing thermals and socks my toes were quickly bitten by the cold.
The walk to the high street was much harder than before. I'm just so out of practice. I got winded in no time at all.
And the little one? Those eyes were taking everything in. It must be different to see people wearing colourful clothes and smiling faces engaging her. She got so used to getting attention that she even calls out to passer-bys with her, "Ehh! Ehh!"
Happy Birthday little one. May you lead an enchanted life, full of pleasant surprises, abundance and great wealth. May you always be happy and be loved by all around you.