InsyaAllah, by Tuesday 11 January the two diddies Darby and Joan will be home in Leicester.
We'll open our front door and hope the cold winter has not caused any damp.
Then it's through the backdoor and we hope to see our familiar backyard address. This we picked up on the beach at Muara, Brunei in 1984. It's 27 years old and give it another 73 years it will be a piece of antique wood!
We shall then take a walk to Victoria Park to check if the ducks are still as quacked up as they are supposed to be.
The gulls I'm sure will always be there squawking and screaming for food.
But this is what I really want to to see. Birds resting on bare trees. An absolute joy to watch!
I expect to buckle down to 'work' in my room after a few days (?) or maybe a few weeks (?).
However as he has just returned from the Tropics, the spouse will have to start his warming-up exercises before he begins an arduous life in the cold. But the big hole in his right sock tells me that this will take some time.
I have to keep the kitchen fire burning and cook meals like this. Ha ha Fat Hope!! Dream on spouse, Yasir and Jack and Doug!!! This lady is not for cooking.
But, I will be so glad to be home in our second/first home that I will even enjoy the ironing. Hmmm?
Goodbye to Malaysia and friends and loved ones in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru and Singapore. I need to rejuvenate myself and make a superb start to 2011.
I hope to do much more this year. Or perhaps I may just decide to hibernate like the dormouse. See you all in Spring and take care.