Here I am in England! At home.
Look what Robert had waiting for me!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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…
…and drew it on the page that says “English”.
It’s good to be here. 😀
Thank you Marian. I hear a goldfinch singing just outside on the cherry tree. There’s nothing like it. 😀
Where do you feel most at home?
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. 😀
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
Yay! X 😀
what a wonderful homecoming!
I know! I’m a lucky girl. 😀 x
You have such a darling life! Oh, and I love Dodo!! How cute and fun it must be to drive that!
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!!! 😀
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.
Me too Ella. That cup of tea is so welcome some days, isn’t it? 😀 (Wine…lol…always!)
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!
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.
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!
Isn’t it great? I can’t wait to MOT it and insure it and bump along in it. 😀
just noticed – your art is on a page with ‘engineer’ at the top – and robert’s outside engineering! X
Oh yeah! 😀 Nice. x
LOVE the wheels. What is a Nigella seed pod? I know only the chef of the same name?