I have a secret to share--so that everyone who follows this blog can anticipate with the same excitement I am experiencing...
April 6 is Rob's 60th birthday and after thinking about it for weeks, I committed a week or so ago and booked a flight to England on April 5. I will arrive in Birmingham, with a brief stop over in Amsterdam, at 8.40 a.m. on THE DAY. Rob will have no idea that I'm coming, but everyone else close to us knows already--my nephew John--Chris, Eileen and Nel-Rose, and Auntie May and her family. Rob has no internet--not even a computer--so I am safe in writing this here.
John will be at the airport to meet me. Chris, Eileen and Nel-Rose, who live up in the Lake District in Kendal, are going to call Rob and ask if they can visit that day, which will be a normal thing for them to do. This will probably spur a bit of a clean up in Rob's flat to get ready for their visit.
I am so excited. I've only done this once before, I think it was for Mum and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary, or Dad's 70th birthday--one of those two--and there is no joy like it; that feeling of anticipation, the drive in the early morning into the village and entering the world of someone you love who thinks that you are thousands of miles away.
And of course, I am dying to see Brucie.
Just 9 weeks to wait!!!