Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Break ...

I didn't have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, let's say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony.
Henry Miller



Needed a break.

Took a break.

Many other bloggers on this circuit have also taken a break. Shrinky took a break, but she is back with a bang. And what a BANG! Debs Lehner, still in the process of moving from France back to the YUK, is posting when she can, but you can't help feeling sympathetic for her frantic scurrying around. Others, too, have taken a short break, but that man David McMahon just keeps rolling on. Can't understand where he gets his energy and enthusiasm, but I think we are all thankful and delighted that he is there. Keep it up, fella!

Real-life incidents forced me to reassess the allocation of my time. My sister and her daughter (my niece) visited from Oz. I hadn't seen Pam for 46 years and I'd never met April until now. Suffice it to say that it was an emotional reunion. My eldest daughter and her husband dropped in from the UK to make their acquaintance, too. Full house! Highlight of my sister's trip was when we took her to Fatima. If you are Catholic, you will understand; if you aren't, you won't much care!

Immediately after their collective departure, April back to Perth, Pam onwards to Kolkata (Calcutta), both via Singapore, Maria's son, d-i-l and grandson arrived for a few days from the Algarve to celebrate her birthday. More family reunions!

All this frenetic activity accompanied by a birdie-crisis that I shall post about later. It is a story that HAS to be told. And I have the pictures, too!

So, until I can park my butt in front of the computer for an extended period without too many distractions, this post will have to suffice.

Catch you all later ...

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Lee said...

Life does have a way of changing our schedules doesn't it? Glad to see a new post up and that you had lots of family time.


CrazyCath said...

Aaah but it IS good to see you back on the block. I think I am sort of having a break too. I keep trying to resist, then here I am reading and dropping the odd comment and then a post just appears in my head...

I am lazy posting at the mo. Breaks are good for refreshing. Nice to "see" you again and sounds like you had great fun reunioning! (new word!)
43 years did you say? Or was it 46? Heck of a long time. Too long. :)

Fletch said...

Good family time, short as it was. Thanks for the comment.

Thanks for that vote of confidence. Yup, a break was what I needed. Shall try to post more frequently. Like your 'new' word!!



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