Friday 1 August 2008

The Wanderer Has Returned

J has returned looking thinner and very tired. Unfortunately I thought he was back in the UK yesterday - my name is Debs, I am a berk and don't know how to read flight details - and therefore confirmed to his boss that he would indeed be fine to work for three hours this evening. Poor chap actually only arrived in London at 6am this morning and at home at around 2pm so is exhausted. He had a brilliant time though and even though he only took a disposable camera some of the other boys have taken photos and will download them for the rest of us to see.

The boys were told to take a notepad and pen for when they were away but the only thing written on J's pad is Paul O'Grady's autograph when he met him at Gatwick. Apparently he's really nice. He bought his sister a top and was amused that she didn't miss him at all. Little bag. It's good to have him back especially as I gather that one boy on a trek with the same company but in Africa rather than Asia, died last week. I think it was an accident in a river. J missed two smaller treks as he wasn't well but didn't tell me until now, he knows me well obviously.

I finished Broken by Daniel Clay earlier this morning and have to say that I was transfixed right up until the very last word. Literally. Brilliant book. I can't think of a single criticism. I'm now starting to read the very lovely Katie Fforde's, Wedding Season.

It's been a trying week in several respects and tonight I'm going to sit back, enjoy The Tudors and a large glass of chilled Mateus Rose. Ahhh. Thank heaven's it's the weekend.


HelenMWalters said...

Thank heavens for the weekend indeed, and I'm glad the wanderer has returned.

Lane Mathias said...

Glad J is back safe and sound! I'm sure he's got some stories to tell:-)

Have a great weekend and enjoy your rose and Tudors-)

Pacha said...

So pleased that you are all reunited once more!

Make sure you relax and take this weekend easy.

Did J go to work anyway?

Kerry said...

Ah I'm glad he's back with you now! Paul O'Grady's autograph that cracked me up....I hope he won't be expected to write an essay on the trip with that research material :)

Jill Steeples said...

I'm so relieved J's back safe and sound.

I hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend.

Carol said...

If it makes you feel any better I went to the airport here to meet my MIL and AIL (Mother in law and Aunt in Law) a day's easy done!! (my story and I'm sticking to it!!)

I'm so glad that J had a good time and is now back home safe and sound!! One of the best things about doing something like that is getting to tell everyone about it when you get back :-)

Have a fab weekend and I hope your enjoyed your Mateus Rose.

C x

Amanda said...

I had a few problems leaving a message on your blog for some reason. But got here finally; hope you enjoyed your chilled Mateus. Lovely :-)

Tamsyn Murray said...

Glad J is back in one piece, presumably the toe didn't turn gangrenous or anything?

Fiona Mackenzie. Writer said...

Glad your boy's back safe and sound.

Oh, The Tudors, the Tudors! I do love Henry but perhaps not enough to want to marry him.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - thanks, it's is good to have him back.

lane - he certainly has although I've only heard a few so far.

pacha - It's lovely having him back. He did go to work, bless him.

kerry - it was so typical of him to come back after nearly five weeks and tell us that bit first.

maddie moon - thank you, hope you have a lovely weekend too.

carol - I believe you, it's exactly the sort of thing I would do and have done.

I'm looking forward to all his stories.

Mateus was lovely, hope you have a great weekend too.

annie bright - I've been having a few problems (again) with this darn thing. Thanks for persevering,

tam - thanks. The toe is fine, thankfully.

fiona - thanks, it is good to have him back again.

I know (big sigh) he is so gorgeous. I can't wait till next week now.

Pat Posner said...

Hope you're all having a great weekend, Debs.

Glad Blogger and/or internet explorer is allowing me to post this time!

Michelle said...

Glad you have your boy back safe and well.
Hope you have some special family time for a few days.

Anonymous said...

Yes The Tudors was brilliant wasn't it!! I loved all the costumes and Henry of course!

DJ Kirkby said...

Wonderful to hear that J is back safe and sound. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Phillipa said...

Hope you had a good weekend - the Tudors is a great way to start. I got Wedding Season for my birthday - it's a gorgeous cover, isn't it?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

patp - thanks. Gaining access to this blog has been a bit of a pain lately for me too.

mickmouse - it is wonderful to have him back, thanks.

motherx - I loved it, as usual. He is rather glorious isn't he?

djkirkby - I'm thrilled to have him back, now I just have to wait to hear all his news.

phillipa - yes, I think it's beautiful. I've ordered my copy of Just Say Yes, cant wait to read it.

Chris Stovell said...

Hope by now J has got some rest and you've all had time to catch up again.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

chrish - he has, thanks and we're slowly catching up with each other.