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Counting down

Posted by Mum About Town
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on Thursday, 29 May 2014
There are two ways to wait for a holiday to come round; waiting with no expectation OR counting down the months/days/minutes/seconds. I can only wait one way. And, for me, the looking forward is all consuming. It includes getting all those awful jobs done first before planning what we will do when we get there, where we will eat and so on.

Packing isn’t a last minute job either for the counting-down-crew. It begins well in advance allowing a little more anticipation to creep in daily before the big zip up.

But there is a danger in all this, as I learnt only too brutally last weekend.

Something can go wrong. A child for instance can fall over in a playground. An arm can be broken in 2 places and need surgery.

And from that point, there is no trip. No need for the packed suitcases, the well-laid plans and intense excitement.

You see, we just spent the last few months counting down to …. watching London rain run down the window pane.


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