Here we are, twelve days out from a eight month holiday, a cat has been thrown in amongst the pigeons!
No, no more wobbles from Richard.
This time it is Martin.
He and his girlfriend, Roni, announced their engagement yesterday.
We are, of course, enormously happy for them. But it has, also of course, started all sorts of maternal juices flowing in Margaret. Can we organise an engagement party before we leave? No. Will their be two weddings, one here, one in Malaysia? Who knows? When will they get married? About this time next year, we are told.
So many questions. So much 'flutter'.
Going overseas for eight months seems a perfectly sensible thing to do under the circumstances.