Brussels, Utrecht, Paris, Amboise
We were so moved that our son Eliot organized an all-night vigil in a park in London. Helene had a huge impact on those she loved and we will carry her in our hearts always.
The week following the burial was also an excruciatingly painful time, emotionally as well as physically, as we had to clear her apartment which was so full of memories for us. Our stress went up a notch when we discovered that we had left one of our passports in a photocopier we dispatched overseas! We eventually got it back after a few weeks of worry.
Pet sits duly followed in and around London. As our home is still rented out (and the rental has just been renewed for two more years!), pet sitting is a great way to still live in London, get to know a location and pick up tips on how to build and decorate homes should we decide one day to put our feet up.
While travelling for the last three years, we were unable to say goodbye to an uncle we adored and a favourite cousin. So, with no travel restrictions in place in the UK, we decided to seize the moment to visit and cherish our family and friends, not just in London, but around the country. On our way to the North, we visited the Peak District which was delightful. With the usual crowds of trekkers absent, we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
Amboise and Madrid
Motril, near Granada, Spain
Still looking where the wind will carry us – not in Europe unfortunately because of Brexit – but hopefully somewhere nice and sunny?! We will leave Spain in the next couple of weeks and hopefully by then, we will have found new places to explore. Even in these Omicron times, there are still highly vaccinated countries with relatively open borders, lovely and sensible people, gorgeous landscapes and a warm climate.