So, there they are at the airport, about to start their 18 hour journey home. Espen has never waved goodbye as well as he did today - maybe he knows that "East West, home's best". We've all had a great time, but there's comfort in familiar surroundings and safe routines.
Five weeks melted away like snow in June, but we all had some wonderful experiences and have met a lot of friends and family members, some old, some new. They've visited the Netherlands and Belgium, and we've all been to England. We travelled all the way to Cornwall and Espen has met his fourth great-grandmother. We've been to the sea-side ( in my beloved St Ives ) and seen lots of other beautiful places. Espen has met a large number of dogs -all shapes and sizes, and a lot of cats. -he loves them all and is never scared. We've been to a family wedding where he has patiently been photographed countless times, we've spent about 25% of our time squashed up in cars, we've feasted and eaten strange picnics and snacks,we've slept in several strange beds, we've had late nights and some early ones, and through it all he has remained cheerful and uncomplaining, friendly and curious about his surroundings. He's been a star.
I wish them a safe and comfortable journey and look forward to our next Skype meeting.