The recent radio silence round these parts is due to the fact that we’ve been off on our holidays, spending the past two weeks pottering around far from home. We headed west to San Francisco, then travelled by road up to Seattle with our friends Megan and Scott, where we spent a few days before flying back home. It feels like we’ve been away a really long time, but in a good way.
Now we’re back and the usual real-life inconveniences are starting to make their presence felt – returning to work, a larger than ever pile of laundry, and so on. But it was such a great holiday, so hopefully it will carry us through for a while. And it’s nice to be home – the very first thing I did was top up all the birdfeeders, and all weekend I’ve been watching to see if the goldfinches have noticed. I’ve also been enjoying cups of tea, crumpets, Radios 4 and 6, and most of all, being reunited with our little cat, Daisy.
I took hundreds of photos, and I’m hoping they will help me to remember all the things we saw and places we visited. Megan’s already written about the tour we took of a chocolate factory, so I’ll let you go and read that while I catch up with my laundry.