Yesterday the Sailor and his lady headed off - him to rejoin his ship and her back to her home in Nepal. It has been absolutely wonderful having them both here and we had a really special Christmas and January together - the best family time we have had in years.
For their last day we decided to go for a walk in the park - it was VERY muddy, but an enjoyable morning. I came home and cooked them a late lunch/early dinner of roast potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips and chicken with beans and broccoli.
It was sad to see them go and I will miss my son tremendously - he is such a pleasure to have around and we are immensely proud of him. He has worked so hard the last few years to get where he is and joins the ship this time as a fully fledged officer. He is doing what he loves and enjoys and that is all you can ask for.
We won't see him again until the end of May. In the meantime I have a lot to keep me busy - so hopefully will manage to get on with things and not find missing him too hard.
We were surprised during our walk to see some lovely camellias in bloom.
Very wet and boggy!
Percy enjoyed himself
Came back rather dirty though!
Fortunately however, being short haired, it dries quickly and brushes off easily.
The lovely couple.
There were also some daffodils poking up their heads and when I got home I also realised some of ours have also started flower! Will have to take a photo today. My main daffodil plot though, which was besides my sewing studio had a load of patio slabs and sand bags placed on pallets put on it - and despite requests for it to be moved - hubby still hasn't got round to it - so another year I won't have the beauty of those daffodils. Never mind.
Very proud - he has his first stripes!