Sometimes it can be hard to recall, when one is away on holiday, that the real world is carrying on as normal at home.
I have missed this month’s meeting of the Book Club but will be home in time for next month’s and the book that has been chosen is Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life after Life’. Brother-who-blogs had a copy on his shelves and I am two thirds of the way into it. I’m not sure I would continue if it were not for it being the Book Club’s book and yet I may end up liking it. We shall see.
Also carrying on in the real world has been Partner-who-loves-tea. She has been working her shoes, socks and toe-nails off as she has done all year. At least she will get a chance to relax a little from now on as she arrives on Lewis today. We travel back together at the start of next week. She will be away from home for eight whole days. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the weather picks up for her but at the moment it is somewhere between those two wonderful words that GB uses – dreich and pish… (historically regarded as a dreich corner of Britain, Scotland's very name comes from the Greek word for “dark”).
And I have no doubt that lots of postcards will have been arriving at home. Hopefully those that have gathered on the doormat so far will be brought up by Partner-who-loves-tea. My postcard blogs must be hundreds behind now and will never catch up but I shall aim to put a few on when I get home.
That's enough of the real world for now - let's get back to Life on Lewis...