Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Home sweet home

Hi honey, I'm home!

Greetings from sunny Scotland, where all the children are back at school and all the mothers have collapsed in a heap. Or is that just me?

Holly and I flew back from London yesterday. My dad picked us up from the airport and we went in by Kathy's house for a cup of tea before heading home. Holly wasn't even in the door minutes and David arrived to get his fix. He brought me a little present, a drawing of Jack. It's really good, I was so touched.

Jack, wearing his winter hat, asleep.

Five minutes later, Holly's best friend Diz arrived and there was lots of screaming and laughter and the house that had been quiet for all of a few short minutes was filled with noise, just like it always is!

Later that evening the respite unit called to ask for some meds that I had forgotten to put into his box, so off I went up with them. I wanted to get a wee glimpse of my lovely boy since I hadn't seen him in a week. He hadn't been in bed long but he was still awake and when I came around the side of the bed and spoke to him, his eyes opened wider and he wouldn't take his eyes off of me.

I wasn't expecting this at all cos usually, if I have been away, he doesn't take me on, in any shape or form. He wont even look at me! This time he was so happy to see me, giving me lots of smiles, making lots of noise and  letting me give him lots of kisses. He is such a funny wee man.

Instead, according to Kathy and Emma, he gave them the silent treatment and he certainly put them through their paces this time! Within 24 hours of us leaving, they had to give him rescue meds after a big seizure and they'd to call the fire station to fix one of my fire alarms as they'd fitted them and one was misbehaving!

I was so jealous when they told me that the Firemen had arrived, cos well, I have a thing for Firemen. I insisted on a picture and the Firemen dutifully posed for it, with Jack who was sleeping off the rescue meds!  It wasn't just a few Firemen who arrived either, it was a whole fire engine full but only two came to the door. Tee hee hee. Guess who will be taking the batteries out of the other two alarms if that is what I am gonna get appearing at my door!

Meet William and Simon and of course my lovely boy...zonked!
I like going on holiday but the best thing about being away is coming home. As we drove up the street to our house, Holly said "there's our house, isn't it lovely?" and I couldn't agree more. It's good to see things with new eyes. Once inside, after getting an excited welcome from the two mad dogs, I walked from room to room, getting re-acquainted with all my lovely things and then I lay down on Jack's bed just to be close to him. I do this every time I am away from home for a while cos I love my house and I forget why sometimes, so it's nice to see it with fresh eyes.

You will be pleased to know that we managed to avoid the riots in London but there were a few dodgy moments. One in particular, during which Oxford Street shut down early and there were police cars and police vans everywhere so we decided it was time to get out of there. Heading down to the tube we were followed by a gang of youths who were talking about the rioting and looting and were laughing about it. I dare not turn round and willed Holly not to either and I must admit that this was the first time that I didn't feel safe in London. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when we got back to our hotel.

Every morning that I dropped Holly off to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she would tell me to keep safe and watch where I was going. My poor paranoid daughter would breathe a sigh of relief when I was there to pick her up every night!

Despite this, we had a great time in London and I have lots more stories to tell but for now, I am just glad to be home, chilling and spending the day doing very little. Oh bliss. Saying that, I will be catching up on all your news, since I missed most of it while I was away and I am delighted that Sush and Bouncin' Barb received my blogaversary give-away parcels as I wasn't sure how long it would take to get there!

Have a nice day my little gigglers.


  1. Oh Lynn...welcome home! I have been worried about you and Holly traveling in London and I'm glad to hear you returned unscathed!

    I love your story of the firefighters. The workers at my Mom and Dad's Assisted Living Facility actually rated the different Fire Departments according to how handsome they felt each team was. I was so sad when they said in earshot of one of the teams who came to help my Mom..'Oh they aren't the studly team'. I think they were very disappointed to hear they weren't.

  2. What a grand time- so glad you avoided the riots. Truly, there is no place like home.

  3. Glad to hear that you had a good (and safe) time in London. Home certainly is where the heart is :).

  4. So glad to know you and Holly are back safe and sound. You certainly deserve that quiet time you will be having at home. My schooling is going very well. My week 2 requirements that are due by sunday night, I turned in monday morning so I way ahead at the moment. Take care and I'll keep you posted.

  5. Hi there! Good to see you again, and I'm glad you emerged unscathed from the riots. I agree, it's lovely to go away, but it's always good to get home again. I love my home too. That was a lovely drawing that David did of Jack sleeping. Good story about the Firemen!

  6. good to know you avoided the shennanagins (sp) in London...

    i have missed your positive spin on the world...

    glad you are back,safe sound and good for Holly getting some more training...

    practice practice practice!

  7. What a lovely drawing of Jack. That is so nice of David.

    So wonderful to have you home - missed you bunches :) but glad you had a wonderful time with Holly and that Jack was so happy to see you. He loves his Mommas.

    Welcome home Lyndy. So nice to have you back. My best hugs and kisses to you all.

  8. You know, you could dress up, show a little cleavage and call the firemen just for show. I'm just saying.

  9. Glad you're back safely from London and looking forward to all the traveller's tales xx

  10. Oh my, those firemen are easy on the eyes!! I'm glad you're home safe and sound.

  11. Welcome home and glad you arrived safely. Wondered about you a few times with the news on London. Sounds like you had a good time away. That drawing of Jack is excellent. Thank you again for the lovely gifts. I've only a few cookies left (blushing) as I savor them with my morning coffee. Yummy! You are one amazing lady and Mom.

  12. I prayed for your safety while you and Holly were in London. I'm happy to know you are back home and unharmed.

  13. Glad you got home.
    THink of me - no school and college doesn't start till next week - i may get a long lie. Like that's gonna happen nay time soon!!!
    Matthew's niece went to GUildhall and she knows Orlando Bloom!!

  14. Hello,
    Happy to know safe back home♪♪♪
    Oh, I wish to have a chance to your country again. I've been to your country once many years ago with tour trip. Lots of LOVELY memories♡♡♡
    Thank you for stopping by to my page and leaving comment.

    I love your background as well♬♬♬
    From east with love, Orchid.

  15. Sush - LOL I love that they rated them! But awww shame about them overhearing :(
    Shelly - you are so right
    Twilightgazing - hello my friend, how are you? I have missed your posts.
    Odie - glad your schooling is going well, mine is nearly finished :)
    Thisisme - it's funny how you forget all the familiar things and you see them with new eyes when you come home
    Bruce - practise makes perfect! Or so they say :)
    SkippyMom - aww thank you, have missed you too
    A Musing Mother - I have thought of that ;)
    Looking for Blue Sky - can't wait to tell you all
    Lizbeth - mmm they sure are
    Bouncin' Barb - really glad you are savouring them cos they really are de-lish!
    Don - I am glad you did!
    Julie - swoon...Orlando Bloom! Lucky Bugger
    Orchid - it is a beautiful place as I am sure your country is too :)

  16. Glad you both made it home all safe and sound. I was thinking about you when I heard on the news about the rioting in London - hoping you were out of harms way.

    Great pic of Jack and Yes, I too would consider removing batteries from alarms to have your firmen visit :)


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