In case you were wondering, yes I made it back from Egypt! Let's not mention the 8 hours we spent stranded at Cairo airport though, hey? More to follow on the whole Egypt experience later.
It's been a somber couple of weeks, with bereavements aplenty. First J's dad, then V's grandma, and lastly, E's grandma. They say these things come in threes...let's hope that's the last. Apart from the obvious heartbreak that such occurrences trigger in those affected, there's the added pain of being so far away from those you love. Support can and is offered, but a phone call, email, or card can't really compare to a huge life affirming cuddle and human contact.
Thankfully, this week has started with great news and a new beginning. My darling friend M has just had a little boy. After numerous text updates, Facebook monitoring (all necessary when on t he other side of the world) I got the news that he had arrived. Welcome to the world, Freddie. I can't wait to meet you.