Sunday, July 21, 2013

Up / Down

Just time to visit Sam, Annette & Zoe in their new Tooting home (thumbs up!) before I say goodbye to Liz and the girls and fly back to Beijing. 
It's been a really good holiday, helped by the amazing weather. Oh yes, we have to mention the weather. Apart from the first few days of slight drizzle, bit nippy & grey, July has been surprisingly wonderful, even, dare I say it, hot, with blue skies every day. In fact there's been a sort of national upbeatness throughout the past three weeks. Maybe it's also something to do with sporting successes: Lions in Oz, Murray at Wimbledon, Froome in the Tour de France, good start to the Ashes... or the anticipation of that Royal birth... or even the Stones putting on a surprisingly good show at Glastonbury? Who knows? 
Anyway, it contrasted with my mood at Heathrow T5 where all of a sudden I felt very sad at leaving Liz & the girls and going back 'home' to China. As I write that, it feels strange: 'home to China'. How did that happen? 

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