2 years into our travels and we are heading home (in 17 days! Eek!).
It feels odd and unsettling to be going home. I know we should be feeling more positive but somehow returning to the UK and dealing with bureaucracy and admin overshadows the positives which we should be focussing on. Maybe we’re just feeling grumpy because Vietnam has been amazing so the thought of a grey and chilly UK isn’t exactly comforting.
Anyway, to help get us out of this grump these are the things we are looking forward to:
- Family! We have a new baby nephew to meet and cuddle. And a new second cousin. Woohoo! Also, Dan’s nan was recently admitted to hospital. Thankfully she’s now on the mend. We are really looking forward to seeing her and spending some time with her.
- Friends! Yes, we’ve missed you. There are lots of new additions to our friend’s families too so there will be more cooing over ickle babies. Looking forward to catching up over a cuppa.
- Food! A proper breakfast from No.7 Kitchen or Gruppo Lounge in WoT. Gravy! Yup. We’ve missed it. (And roast dinners). Also being able to control our diet and make healthy choices again.
- Roobs’s friends. She is over the moon to be going back to see her besties. And even better she will be back in time for her 10th birthday! We so appreciate the girls and their families for staying in touch these past 2 years.
- Sport! Playing netball again. Dan playing football and going to HoP again. Ooh yeah.
- Being able to shop for things and knowing where to find them. It will be a relief to know where to find greek yoghurt and bread and marmite etc. In South East Asia we have often just picked stuff up from the supermarket and hoped for the best.
- ‘Normal’ driving conditions! No more random beeping, motorbikes on pavements, buffalo crossing the road… At least I hope not.
- Going to church again. Looking forward to knowing that there’ll be regular access to a church of some kind. And they’ll speak our language.
What else should we be excited about?
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