Saturday, February 01, 2014

And they're off!

So, after months of planning and preparing, Younger Son and Nuora are off. 
Off to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia to set up Blue Temple Conservation, a marine environmental project. It's wonderfully worthwhile thing to do and we're very proud of them but it means that, for the next five years, they'll be spending 9 months of the year in Malaysia and then splitting the other 3 months between Wales and Italy, and the Welsh Mam in me wishes it was the other way around!

At this precise moment, ten minutes after they've left, I'm wishing I could cry as I feel a big tear weighing me down. Ah well, I tell myself, look on the bright side: at least you won't have so much trouble with the shower plughole regularly being bunged up with YS's hair.

And in about three-quarters of an hour Wales play Italy in the first of this year's Six Nations matches so that'll take my mind off things. But what I really need is chocolate.

6 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

With today's technology Liz, keeping in touch must be easier - I know it's not the same but it's something - you'll be able to share their adventure. xxx

Liz Hinds said...

Mrs N, I can't get on your blog!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

A super adventure ,, I would be thinking of ways I could get out there . I hope you got your chocolate to cheer you up x

Shirley Davis said...

In all honesty Liz, you'll see them more often than I've seen son '1 recently and he's only in West Wales. Though that is no consolation. Wish I could hug you and bring chocolate!

CherryPie said...

George doesn't look too happy about the prospect!

You can always chat to them on Skype and as Anne says plan a visit ;-)

Liz Hinds said...

WE're hoping to go next year, Anne. Give them time to settle in first.

Thanks, Shirl. I've bought myself chocolate - a lot!

George is very sad, cherrypie, and, yes, the internet is a wonderful thing.