Monday, 27 October 2014

The Take Off and Landing of Everything.

I am taken with the title from Elbows latest album 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything'
People can be The Take Off and Landing of Everything, sometimes. It does contain so many things, everything in fact but not for all and not all the time.
We might think we are The Take Off and Landing of Everything all the time, to those who we love, but alas, we can not be and never will be all the time. As a family we are sometime that special person, not only to those closest to us but to all who know us. It is no shame to not be The Take Off and Landing of Everything, sometimes or even all the time.
Michael and Danni are in South Africa, visiting Pretoria first and now are in Capetown, they are getting about, but that is what Michael does, he makes it happen. I did say that the Cape is very windy and from the latest text it seems to be living up to its reputation. 
Robert is loving uni, changed his course but the details are rather sketchy, I would probably not know how to spell the new one let alone pronounce it.
Mark is getting married next week and I would like to leave him with these words.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. 
I hope they have the wedding of their dreams and it is a start, let it be a long and happy partnership. 
Hopefully have some photos to share for the next blog.
Spoken about the boys but what about Angela, Lily, Captian Ben and David, I am sure they are all growing up proper, even allowing for Captian Ben's unruly hair. 
Do you know I have not spoken about Alexander, Gary and Claudia have named their new addition Alexander. The most incredible thing is they already know he will be a good pianist, yes it all came from the scan, those scans are just so amazing. The doctor could tell just by looking at the scan. Angela knows the marvels of the scan prediction, the doctor told her that her boy would be an adventurer and so they called him David, all in honour of the greatest explorer of all time, Davy Crocket, king of the wild frontier. Marvellous what scanners can do today.
Susan and I went to the supermarket and bought sweets and chocolates for trick or treat (Hallowean) as well as the normal food, we will be cooking for dinner. Much to our amazement it is only next Friday. Is it not great to be so far ahead of what will be coming we are ready a week in advance. Talking of advance, our clocks go back 1 hour tonight, pain as we have to adjust all the old time pieces but essentially tomorrow morning we will wake at our normal 6:30 only to discover it is 5:30. We live in such exciting times. What to do with the extra hour? For those in South Africa, please allow for the 2 hours time difference as when you are all excited and eager to speak to us first thing in the morning, we will be asleep, calm and steady approach is what is called for.

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