Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Moving in, flaking out
Long long day at the university, but longer still for daughter H and husband R, who have moved today from London to Norwich. About 6.30 / 6.45 - end of work C picks me up and we drive over to visit them with a hot meal C has cooked. It's still a matter of cardboard boxes and packaging but there is minimal furniture, a blow up bed and two tables borrowed from us, not to mention some folding chairs, and we can sit down in the kitchen. It's a nice house - 19th century, quiet part of Norwich, walking distance from centre, and H pregnant, baby due in May. I feel exhausted, have my winter cough but am very happy to see them here. So starts another phase of life. I enter my sixty-first as they enter their first house.
Have nothing left tonight to think with. More reading invitations, more travelling, possibly to India again. Something more sensible tomorrow.