(Offstage voice, whispering): Tom...Tooom...wake uuup.
Tom: Wha? Whassup? Whas occurred? How long have I been asleep?
Hello dear readers, apologies for my extended absence from the blog, I have been very busy and veryer tired.
To recap on the past fortnight, then:
New Zealand was great, the kids coped well with everything and enjoyed all the attention that they received from the other wedding guests. Pecky was a star and drove all night to get us from Christchurch to Dunedin. Kat and Eddie's wedding was great and we saw a few folk we haven't seen for years, which is always a pleasure. A particular treat was spending a couple of hours late on Sunday night sharing a Scotch with the bride and groom themselves - I've been to so many weddings where the people you have come to support are the very people you see least of, so an impromptu whisky-drinking session was a real bonus.
Up to Avoca for Easter, with all my usual equivocation on the subject; loved relaxing at the house and playing canasta, hated getting covered in sand at the beach. The kids love it down there, though, the treasonous whelps.
Saw some movies, including instant classic There Will Be Blood. ("I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!")
Read some books, including certified classic The Moonstone.
Work has been terrible, which made me a bit gloomy for a few days, but spending some time with the Bs yesterday had a therapeutic effect. They are both so adorable right now.