I have been out of commission for the last couple of weeks. Actually that is not entirely true. I’ve chosen not to write for the blog…or check in much online. It was as off the grid as possible for someone like me, just being in another country and therefore with interment wifi. I needed the break on so many levels, but now I find myself wondering how to write about it.
My close friend Julia had been offering to fly me out to visit her in England for some time, and suddenly there was a gap in my schedule and tickets prices were seasonally low. So…shortly after our fundraiser, I flew out of the country for ten days. It was the first time I’d returned to England in four years. As well as road-tripping with my friend, I was able to finally take care of some necessary banking and bring some ashes to Vernon’s family. I was able to return to the old neighborhood, even the old house, and meet up with some dear friends there. And it didn’t even rain once!
I kept my hands busy with a little sketchbook I’d brought. The last time I’d filled out one of these was on our honeymoon in Venice ten years before. So it seemed right to fill up another one now.
And here is a picture of Vernon’s family and I at Winchester Cathedral. So glad they could all make it out.