Thursday, 7 February 2013

One Week Later

Last weekend was hard. We spent most of it with my son, daughter in law and Charlie and Lewis. We had moved to a hotel for the weekend and for the first time since we had been in Perth, the family came to us, it just hadn't been practical for them to visit us when we were living in the 'shed'.

Charlie wanted to stay with us and wanted to know where his T bed was (he has Thomas the Tank Engine bedlinen on his bed back in the UK) he was most indignant that Nana hadn't got his bed there at 'Nana's Hotel House'. It was so hard to spend time with them all knowing that soon we would be getting on the flight back to the UK......

Sunday we just chilled out over at my son's house. He had suggested that we go to the beach for the afternoon, but the temperature was nudging 40 degrees again, so we gave it a miss and just spent time together, talking, drinking tea and playing with the littlies - hands, knees and whoops-a-daisy was the order of the day with Lewis booming Tra La La Laaaaaaaaaaaaaa at the top of his voice at the end of each round of moves. He had us all in stitches as he bounced up and down the long hall way shouting his head off.

Sadly the day went far too fast and the goodbyes came at tea time. We hugged long and hard and Charlie got really upset again as he wanted to go with Nana and Grandad to 'Nana's Hotel House' and we had to leave him crying in his dads arms shouting 'Nana Come back!

I drove around the corner out of sight and sat and broke my heart crying, Hubby was teary eyed too but he was trying to be strong for both of us. We were both pretty quiet on our way back to Perth to drop off the car and get back to the hotel. The packing was finished off and we tried to get a couple of hours sleep before we had to get the taxi to the airport at 3.00 am.

Almost 24 hours later we were back in the UK. And my heart hurts.


Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

LTH I am so sorry that things didn't work out for you and your husband. I was praying for a miracle as I know how much Lewis and Charlie mean to you and how much you mean to the boys. Such a sad and very upsetting situation. Who knows what the future holds, you may return (not sure how long your visa will last) or your son and family may return back to the UK. Being an expat myself I know how very hard homesickness is (even after 30 years). Take good care and I do hope you and your husband soon settle back in the UK. Warmest wishes Linda xx

Compostwoman said...

[[[[[HUGE HUGS]]]]]

Oh my dear I am so hoping it all works out for you all

[[[[[HUGE HUGS]]]]]

Sarah xxx