Three things that made my week away from home and back again:
1. A final research trip to London before I go on leave also brings time to catch up with friends and family.
2. On Wednesday, we visit the beautiful flat that will be our new home come September and share a lively and entertaining dinner with some of Florian’s colleagues, or I should say friends. For the first time I feel a little bit excited about the move to Southampton. The city still ain’t doing it for us but at least we have somewhere nice to live.
3. I travel home light on Sunday afternoon, Florian having miraculously managed to take the bulk of my belongings, including laptop, camera and suitcase, back with him the day before. We snack on tea and biscuits at four. Later, we have home-made Indian in front of the telly.