I woke early today.
So there I was sitting in my craft room , working on a paper bag album,when
I got a text, from Madrid, at 7.30 am! 'I am on my way, Mum!'
I am so ....
During the last 5 and a half weeks, as some of you know, I don't know how I have kept sane! ;-)
I very quickly gained the nickname 'The weeping (or sobbing) woman' of the house!
This pic does not do me justice!! LOL
However, at the same time, I've been on a journey! Quite an exciting one too!
Well kind of!
Newton Abbot (don't worry, it rapidly gets better, believe me!), London, Harwich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Rome, Milan, Nice, Montpelier, Barcelona, Madrid, Santander,Plymouth.
Well... I lie.. just a tiny bit!
In truth, I have visited the first.. but tomorrow, I'll visit the last on the list.
As for the 'in between' places, I have visited those, in my mind.
Or should I say, that I was there in all those places, in spirit, with a certain 'someone'...
Nicholas... or Nich, as he is commonly known
I have busied myself each day (thank goodness for family, friends, blogging, some very kind blogging friends... and crafting!)
Although I truly believe that one should not wish time away, I have counted down the days to Nov 7th, every few days flicking over the pages in the booklet, which he left for me.
Each evening, he's been considerate enough to send me this text message:
'I'm still OK!!'.... (oh his humour!)...
and saying what he has done or that he has arrived at his next of port of call, safely.
For my part, I have kept him updated with the football scores! (Go Torquay!;-)
And finally, I've been planning my own part in his journey...be it only a very small part!
Because on his blog it says :
''I’ll see anyone who wants to be there at Plymouth docks, 5pm on November 7th. Mine’s a pint of Carling ;-) ''
Anyone who wants to be there!!! (Anyone...So that has to include excited, previously sobbing mothers ?!)
I've taken time off work (not too difficult as I am my own boss) and tomorrow, I'll be on the 3 o'clock train to Plymouth, with Mr Snippets and Tris (one of Nich's wonderful, whacky Uni friends). I would not miss it for the world.... I can't wait...
to give him the biggest hug... ever!!
I'm so proud; he did this tour on his own, although I guess he will have met plenty of people en route and I'm sure he will have had a ...
And tomorrow evening we'll all be quite...
One or two sloppy, emotional photos might follow for which I do not apologise!! ;-)