List completed. Bags packed. House immaculate. Bills paid. Garden watered.
We are ready! We leave tomorrow morning for London and fly in the afternooon. It suddenly occurred to me that we will never experience the 2nd August 2007. I do hope nothing memorable happens that day, because it will never be part of my life. Weird, that.
Today has been warm and sunny, and people have been popping in all day to say goodbye. The last friend left at 11pm. I vacuumed around their feet as they chatted. I am flexible like that. And I don't want the friends looking after the house to think I am a slob, of course.
David and I spent a hilarious hour trying to work out how to shave off his beard. Where are men when you need them? We decided that with it, he bore zero resemblance to the photo in his passport, so it came off. Unfortunately, Geoff never did get around to instructing him in wet shave methods, and me? What on earth did I know? Hah. With a few telephone suggestions, we managed on the 3rd attempt. He was convinced I was about to lop off his ear with the scissors.
So............. I will be back, my friends. From exotic foreign parts! Be good, and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Over and out. For a while.