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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A Birthday Unlike Any Other...


Today is Rachel's birthday, but for the first time in the 12-plus years we have been together we are spending it apart.

In fact, it's the first time we have spent any such occasion - be it either of our birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries etc - away from each other.

It wasn't planned, but at the last moment, Rachel got an offer to visit friends who were renting a property in France, and I wasn't going to stand in her way.

Rachel hasn't had a holiday abroad since our last trip to Disney about a decade ago (thanks to my increasingly agoraphobic tendencies), and hasn't had a "pool" holiday (that is just lounging in the sun by a swimming pool) since before we got together.

Coincidentally - and I hope it is just a a coincidence - I've felt particularly rough since the weekend (when she was away visiting her best friend in Wales), and we had to curtail her 'fake birthday' celebrations yesterday when we met up with her parents for a picnic at Hever Castle.

Rachel'll be back before the weekend, and I have a stack of Blu-Rays, as well as shows recorded on the Sky box, to keep me at least partially distracted.

But, combining caring for Alice with my current state of sickly nausea should explain the paucity of quality postings this week, instead falling back on the old stand-by of multiple film clips.

Hopefully I'll feel better soon anyway and things can return to normal.

Or things will return to normal and I'll feel better.

I'll take either option.

2 comments:

  1. Our Birthday wishes to Her, good Sir...
    (and Windstream would not allow us internet this day,... sorry)
    a great week to you and yours ... from this side of the Pond...

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    1. Thank you! Rachel is having her own "internet issues" in France, so I shall pass your message on when I next speak with her. Hope you're having a good time otherwise! Take care.

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