Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back home again.........

I do know how to spell "goodbye", my friends. I just fixed it.

I am home. It is wet, cold and decidedly un-summery, and now I have forgotten how to use an English keyboard. It has been a long day. A very long day indeed. We got to the airport early, and then heard that the plane we were due to catch had developed technical problems en route, had to return to Luton, and would be delayed as they sorted out a new plane instead. Just as well they didn't just patch up the other one, thank you very much.

However, a 3 hour delay is not the best when there is limited seating available, but we survived. They even provided food vouchers. The entire planeload of people slept most of the way home though. Me included.

Our friend was there to meet us, and as we drove home through the greyness and wetness, I wondered what had happened to summer, and why I was here. Tomorrow is supposed to be worse. Gee, thanks. I am avoiding glancing at the thermostat, because I could very easily turn on the heating. It is that sort of weather.

So the mail is sorted, and I have lists for tomorrow. I have to organise some essential stuff like road tax and renewing licences, and that means new photos............ I loathe official photos where you are not allowed to smile at all, and look mean and dour. Then there is the washing and the hair, and the garden.

The garden. Oh. My. Word. It has gone crazy. I have masses to hack back, masses to pull out, and who on earth told me to plant nasturtiums??????? They are like an alien invasion. They were regarded as weeds in South Africa, and now I remember why. Groan. I need to deadhead everything, and then there are the beans in abundance, and the world's biggest tomato crop. Not to mention the stuff which has expired. But I have cucumber and gem squash! And tomatoes. Did I mention tomatoes????

Home again.......

7 comments:

Dawn said...

It all seems quite overwhelming right now! I'm sorry it's raining and cold to greet you after such hot weather and beauty. But enjoy those tomatoes!! Lots and lots of BLTs!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Take your time and PACE yourself. Ha!

Chris said...

Let's see...

Loads of work to do and a workaholic with a bum knee. Should be interesting... :)

Take it at least a LITTLE BIT easy, will you?

Anonymous said...

The tomatoes of excellent. Some of them have even made their way up to the frozen north!

Katherine xx

Jess said...

Hope you get everything going!

Lots of love,
Jess

PEA said...

Welcome home,dear Linds:-) I've finally caught up with your last few posts and I so enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pictures you took while in Switzerland. The scenery is so breathtaking and it's no wonder you love it so much over there. No doubt it was very hard to leave!! Especially when you get back to cold and rain!! lol I can well imagine all the work you have waiting for you...I've been harvesting our veggie garden almost every day and there seems no end to it!! Take care of YOU! xoxo

Meggie said...

Well really, after all is said & done tomatoes are the best!! Yay!
O how I know that crashing feelng. Hugs from Down Under! XXXXXXXX