It’s too much!

Technology that is. We are still waking up way too early and this morning at about 4:00 am I decided to check the time on my Apple Watch. When I picked it up I’ll swear I saw balloons float up the watch face. I didn’t have my glasses on, so it wasn’t totally clear, but really! It’s my birthday, so I suppose that’s what is was about.

We went to see Marie and Geoff on Saturday. It was a bit difficult getting away because although the car started up on Thursday evening when I tested it, the battery was too flat to start. We got the RAC out to get us going, but he said to put the battery on charge to get it up full again. We have a battery charger for the Winnie, so we picked it up and put the car on charge Saturday night. It took pretty much 24 hours to fully charge.

It was lovely to catch up with the family, the kids were there, a little shy as they usually are with us, but still friendly. Glenn is doing a big jigsaw puzzle on the dining table, but we were able to use one end for eating our lunch. Stephen and I had toasted sandwiches that I made whilst we were waiting for the RAC, Marie and Geoff had their own lunch.

I felt quite ill Saturday evening and went to bed early. I got up at about 3:00 am to read when I couldn’t sleep, then slept until 10:00 am Sunday morning and woke up with a bad headache. Stephen went to the shops to get food for our dinner with Matt. By the time Matt arrived I was actually feeling quite well and we enjoyed being parents to our little boy. He was a bit emotional when he first got home, but seemed to settle in as we went through our normal routine. He worked outside with Stephen for about an hour (Stephen was pretty exhausted afterwards), then helped me finish off in the kitchen. He had gifts for us, some of his artwork, and we had little gifts for him that we had bought or found on our travels.

This morning (Monday) we have again had a very early morning wake up, having our first cups of tea at 5:00 a.m. Stephen says we should be back to normal in a couple more days.

We’ve done a bit more unpacking and settling into our house. I’m really glad to be home again this time. It will be busy from now on until just after Christmas. My thought is that I can get my study sorted out and set up for sewing when we start getting really hot weather and we start our summer ‘hibernation’ phase. Our summers have been mild enough for a couple of years, but this year it is predicted to be very hot. We shall see. At the moment the weather is coolish most days.