Ah look. Here we are again. Back in civilisation. Back into the Garden of Eden.
The magical English summer is upon us. Or perhaps we are upon it. The gentle sun. Pretty trees and hedgerows, wildflowers by the roadside, a sparkling river and friendly, helpful people, happy to talk about the glistening weather.
Today we move into our new garden flat – the second time we’ve rented sight unseen – Astrid is back to Lorraine’s and we head up to Ikea for a mattress, sofa, a table or two and some bare essentials while we settle in.
Most brilliant however is that I now have a month off to meander about Hampstead Heath and spend time with Edith – something we’ve not had so much of as I’ve been working since she was three months old.
Feels like home again. Feels like forever home.