Tomorrow we are catching a plane to France, to be with my Dad for three weeks. We will spend some time in Normandy and Brittany. It will be a family affair, with the opportunity to explore the countryside together.
But more than anything else, this will be an emotional trip, since the last time I was there was after my Mum died. It has been nearly a year since Dad’s world changed forever, and he has bravely struggled on his own. But after more than 60 years together, life without his beloved can only be described as a lonely, heartbreaking battle. Let’s hope our time together brings a little lightness and joy to him. Wade is coming too, but it is not without worry as his Mum has been very feeble for weeks. She is in a nursing home, no longer able to care for herself. So as you can imagine, we are both rather anxious.
With this change of pace over the next few weeks, we will pause our usual posts about our sailing adventures and bird photography, and instead share with you our voyage to my homeland. No promise on post frequency – we will see how things develop.