Here I am in England! At home.

June 30, 2014

Look what Robert had waiting for me!

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But that’s not all. Look what else was waiting for me!

This is my new car; it’s a vintage, 1970’s series 3 Land Rover.

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And it’s MINE! Robbie bought it for me and he and Jason fixed almost everything on it in time for me to get here.

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By the way, it’s been named DODO (as per the license plate)! So I’m introducing you to The Dodo. You’ll probably see a lot of it and my mini this summer, (which by the way has been named The Doctor because the license plate says DOC. I need a Dalek key chain for my mini…lol).

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What I thought when I got here was that I only had three tea bags left in the cupboard. How could I survive with only three tea bags? 🙁 There just is no way! So I asked R to drive to the store so I could get some more tea.

Then we cleaned up the cupboard and found all this tea! 😀

But he still drove to the store to get me some fresh tea bags.

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Ah…my hero!

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Now we’re at home. R is with our friend Alan trying to sort out a problem on Alan’s car and I’ve just picked this lovely, fat Nigella seed pod out of the garden…

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…and drew it on the page that says “English”.

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It’s good to be here. 😀

A day at Aston Tirrold
Last day in Prague

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  • Reply Marian June 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Welcome back!

    • Reply Veronica June 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Marian. I hear a goldfinch singing just outside on the cherry tree. There’s nothing like it. 😀

  • Reply sorrygnat June 30, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Where do you feel most at home?

    • Reply Veronica June 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

      It’s hard to say Esther. I suppose it’s where ever I am with family. Robert and my children make it home here and Vancouver. 😀

      • Reply sorrygnat July 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

        yes, having lived in Russia, Ukraine and the like and moved18 times in 28 years; I’m home next to my husband’s heart; I do so love Pasadena tho, in CA

  • Reply catherine June 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Yay! X 😀

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

      😀 !

  • Reply daryledelstein June 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    what a wonderful homecoming!

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

      I know! I’m a lucky girl. 😀 x

  • Reply diane June 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    You have such a darling life! Oh, and I love Dodo!! How cute and fun it must be to drive that!

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Aw, thank you Diane. I can’t wait to bump along in the Dodo. First must put it thru a road worthy test called MOT and then insure it. Then I’m off!!! 😀

  • Reply EllaDee June 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Whenever I hit home turf after being away on a trip, and the sun is still high in the sky, it’s time for a cup of tea… I think the act of making and drinking tea centres me. If it’s a later in the day, a glass of wine is a viable option.

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Me too Ella. That cup of tea is so welcome some days, isn’t it? 😀 (Wine…lol…always!)

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson July 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    What a welcome home present; somebody certainly thinks a lot of you! It’s a very cool car. I’m not sure what nigella is, but I love your drawing on the old book page!

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hi Sharmon. 😀 It’s true, he does love me more than anything. I’m a lucky girl.

      Nigella is a garden flower of the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family. It’s sometimes called “love in a mist”. Makes these fantastic seed pods and seeds itself like nobody’s business. But it’s very pretty so I don’t mind.

  • Reply Tammie July 1, 2014 at 9:58 am

    such a wonderful car! how special that they fixed it up for you!!
    yum to tea and such a dear drawing. i might have to try a piece from life, from the garden…. looks like fun.
    your photos of prague are wonderful too! Looks like you had a grand time. Welcome home!

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Isn’t it great? I can’t wait to MOT it and insure it and bump along in it. 😀

  • Reply catherine July 1, 2014 at 10:22 am

    just noticed – your art is on a page with ‘engineer’ at the top – and robert’s outside engineering! X

    • Reply Veronica July 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Oh yeah! 😀 Nice. x

  • Reply Kate North July 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Welcome back!

  • Reply July 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    LOVE the wheels. What is a Nigella seed pod? I know only the chef of the same name?

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