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Together again

Yesterday we had a really early start, up at 5 am and out of the house at 6am. We caught our train safely and made it to Heathrow about the time that David's plane landed. We had to wait around for about an hour while he cleared immigration and customs and picked up his bags etc. It was just so great to see David again after so long, he hasn't changed as much as I thought he might, though he is definitely a little taller and a little hairier than when we left. It was wonderful to talk to him and catch up with some of his news.

When we reached Euston we had some lunch and bought David a student rail card so that he could use the ticket we had already purchased for him online. They were threatening delays in train services north due to a fatality on the line, so Ian, David and Christopher went and got their hair cut while I went and did some extra Christmas shopping at WH Smiths in the station, including some very much needed gift tags. I bought 30 but I'm not sure if that will be enough!!

Anyway in the end our train did pretty much leave on time so we were back in Bromborough not long after 6 pm. Once home we ordered some pizza partly to celebrate David being home and partly because I couldn't face starting to cook a meal. David unpacked his suitcase to reveal many treasures: cards, certificates, gifts, photos etc also some very smelly socks which have subsequently been consigned to the bin! After tea we popped round to mums place for a coffee so that David could say hi to her.

It is really lovely to all be together again, now I feel we are really here, and complete, crowded but complete. Now I really must get on and wrap all those presents! I've only got3 days left!! Ian's off to Macclesfield again today for a second interview, I think I need to go to Birkenhead to do a little more shopping. Matthew and Chris have a dentists appointment this afternoon (end of term treat for Matthew?!!) And of course there's still more laundry, David has only added to the pile!

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sheaj34
Dec. 22nd, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
Time
Great that David is home - where did that time go? Felt like you were leaving him behind in NZ for ages, and it simply vanished in a moment. Time is going so fast that I'm thinking of getting ready for next Christmas instead of this Christmas! Glad that Ben is at school for one more day, gives me a little more time to get stuff done. Most of the other kids have finished now though, so it did feel a bit mean taking him this morning. Welcome home David!
vivh
Dec. 22nd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Time
It's great to have David back, we might just have to pop round and see you soon!
takahe
Dec. 22nd, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
He packed smelly socks! *giggle* how - male of him LOL!

I am glad he returned safely and had a good trip. I can't believe Christmas is almost upon us! OMG!
vivh
Dec. 22nd, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
I threw all the old socks out, they were gross, I gave him the new ones I had bought for Christmas a few days early!

Town was crazy today it seems like everyone is stocking up for months, and I've got so many presents to wrap, and only two more days to do it!! Help!!
takahe
Dec. 22nd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
Help indeed. If I don't get myself sorted today... but there is the fridge man coming before 8 am, an old friend coming at nine or ten, a Christmas play practice at three, we pick up our car at five and we have a barbecue at six... I am looking at a window of opportunity from one to three!

I hope you are doing better *g*
vivh
Dec. 22nd, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Well I'm considering locking myself in the bedroom with large quantities of wrappping paper, scissors and sellotape shortly, but I'm very comfy in the living room, with a coffee and music and a laptop right at the moment, and feel a certain disinclination to move!
takahe
Dec. 22nd, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
-feel a certain disinclination to move
Oh, I understand! I have coffee too but I have a cake to make and gingerbread to ice... an old friend will be here soon to visit- yikes.

The fridge guy only took five minutes *whee* one thing done! Maybe I ought to at least finish getting dressed...
ringbark
Dec. 22nd, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
School is finished, I'm back from an interview, our eyes are stinging. All is well.
And Christmas Day is only two and a bit days away. Much less in some time zones.
takahe
Dec. 22nd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
-Much less in some time zones
Shut UP!!!

You must be interviewed out by now, Ian!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 24th, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
From Sandy
Hi Brent has booked marked this page so I can find it. I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone. It was great to hear from David and I would have loved to see him off. I got the job a the warehouse but so far most of the staff have been grumpy or not talkative.(lots of new ones trying to settle in) I worked 9 hours 6 days this week, back to parttime next week. I'm pleased you have all settled in so well.
vivh
Dec. 24th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: From Sandy
Merry Christmas to all of you, it is great to hear from you, thanks for your Christmas card too. I'll be in touch again soon!
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