Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Back At Last : Well, Back-ish

My apologies for my late return to blogging - things have been rather hectic since our return from holiday at the end of last week. In particular we have had to pack The Lad up and send him off to The Gambia for a couple of months (he will be working with the Medical Research Council over there) and that was a somewhat stressful experience - logistically for me, emotionally for the GLW. He does seem to have arrived there safely : which is more than can be said for his luggage which is somewhere either in Europe or Africa!

I suspect it will take me a few days to rediscover my routine, but I will start posting regularly again very soon. I will also try and update you about my American visit which was memorable in every sense. I leave you with one of the photographs I took one evening in New York. Somehow it seems to sum up so much about that wonderful city.

18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to hearing about it all in your inimitable style. -J

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  2. Oh, I do hope his luggage is located and returned to him. You need a few days to have a holiday from your holiday!

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  3. You have been missed! :)

    Hope the luggage finds it's way to Alex. How frustrating!

    So, who gets to to all of that vacation laundry...you or the GLW? ha.

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  4. Great to have you back Alan. Looking forward to hearing news of your trip.

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  5. Welcome back. 'Nuff said.

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  6. Welcome back, Alan! I'm looking forward to scenes from the cruise.

    Heh, heh! The word verification I have below is "perplext".

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  7. I hope your son receives his lost luggage and I look forward to your observations from the trip.

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  8. Glad your back safely. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  9. So glad you are back safe and sound and full of good stories. You were missed but you left things well organized. Now that is a great leader. Hope things get back to normal for your Alex.
    QMM

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  10. We were in NYC about 4 weeks ago.

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  11. Welcome back!

    The Gambia! I remember it well. Bathurst (since renamed Banjul) was my first foreign port when I went to sea as a 16 year-old cadet (other than Las Palmas as a stop-off) in 1971.

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  12. Welcome Back Alan!

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  13. Welcome back!
    "The" Gambia, not just any old Gambia, eh?

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  14. Welcome back Alan, and I'm looking forward to seeing the photo, which doesn't show up in your blog post for me anyway.

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  15. Glad to hear you and the GLW made it back safe and sound! Never have been to New York but my son and his wife was, they just loved it!

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  16. Welcome back to the bloggyhood, dear friend. It hasn't been the same without you. xx

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  17. Welcome back. Good luck to the Lad. I look forward to hearing all about your exploits over the Pond :)

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