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Posted on 2006/05/15 13:22:14 (May 2006).

[Monday 15th May]
Maybe it's just because it was a Monday, but I think I was starting to feel a pang of home sickness today. I think I've caught a bit of a cold, so I wasn't feeling 100% at work. Lunch was nice though - I took the leftovers from the previous night's meal and heated them up in the microwave at the office. Even reheated the previous day's dinner tasted rather good.

Anyway, I left work "early", and felt kind of out of sorts on the train ride home - very concious for the first time in a while that I was a foreigner. I got back home and found myself wanting to listen to BBC radio over the web. Yes it all smacked of home sickness. I have experienced this before just after seeing someone from the UK, I suppose it is easier under normal circumstances to just not think about it...

Well I'm sure tomorrow will be a brighter day!

Comment 1

John, I am TOTALLU drunk and DRUGGED (I'll try to write something about it tomorrow...) but I can tell you to hold on and keep going the on the road that you took almost 1 year ago (mayne more actually)... Sorry would write something more but I am in no state to do that!

Posted by Lox at 2006/05/15 16:01:08.

Comment 2

I think you are suffering from eating too much cheese.

Posted by Mum at 2006/05/15 17:08:29.

Comment 3

I assume, Johns' mum, you mean John has eaten too much cheese, rather than Lox has overdosed on a concoction of particularily fine Irish Cheddar and a rather salty Ricotta Salat to get him into his current state of unawaredness :)

Posted by kev at 2006/05/15 21:58:41.

Comment 4

Mmmmmmmm. Homesick. I (used to) know the feeling. I've been away from home for 11 years, so I got used to it. Fact is, now that I have a child, my home is here, with him and my wife.
Would you fancy something from here (France)? What would please you?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/05/16 17:01:54.

Comment 5

Never mind John, Sheri, send me a bunch of radishes! Always my first purchase in a French supermarket or open air market.
And yes, I wouldn't dare comment on Lorenzo's diet after he put me and John so forcefully right about the cooking of spaghetti in my own kitchen. (Love you really, Lorenzo!)

Posted by Mum at 2006/05/16 18:19:01.

Comment 6

Well I learnt a lot from your cooking though, I don't think that I can say anything wrong about John's parents skills, they are both GREAT. It is a gene that runs in the family, I have to admit that John is not bad either, actually he's quite good... Shame that he's a veggie, he could do marvels with whiskey and meat in my opinion (as in whiskey sauces of course)...

Posted by Lox at 2006/05/17 24:16:30.

Comment 7

Talking about completely unrelated things, I have had a look quite some time ago into the silk yarn cone thing, but my company uses everything so we don't have any spare... Sorry... Maybe I can interest you with some plain fabric like las time? Let me know!

Posted by Lox at 2006/05/17 24:17:48.

Comment 8

'Mum': You have, I believe, a secondary house in the south-west of France. Where about?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/05/17 19:36:32.

Comment 9

Sheri: actually Mum was just renting a place down there for a while.

We're not exactly a "second home" sort of a family - most of us are struggling enough to pay for the first one!

Posted by John at 2006/05/19 13:03:11.

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