[Full Henry update below …]
So, we’re coming to the end of our marathon stay in Korea. Hats off to Bex and Steven for putting up with us – I hope we’ve helped over what has been a tumultuous time. Both C and I are looking forward to going home, even if home means covid-19 restrictions and, of course, dreaded Brexit, the impact of which is going to hit us all hard.
I’m going to miss Henry. I love him and find him funny even when he’s grizzly. I didn’t think I’d ever feel this way about someone after C and our two girls, but it is a deep-seated love which has taken me by surprise. I’m going to spoil him rotten. And, of course, even in my late 60s, take him on plenty of runs.
It will be sad to leave, but Bex is in a really good place now and with a 3-week holiday on its way, the excitement of Christmas and a teacher pal of hers in Seoul due to drop early next year, she’d have company. I think her plan is to return to work next September. They’re planning on being in Seoul until mid-22 … and then, who knows what?
Away from the delights of Henry, I’ve prepared our tax returns, sent off of Black Bulls and White Horses to my proofreader and prepared a wrap-round cover. I’ll get all of that done when we get home. And next year? Well, that’s covid dependent. But I keep saying out loud … it’s going to be a year for craziness. I hope so.
Stay safe everyone.
D + 45 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 we walked to the big shopping mall (with all the lights and colours) via the big airplane and the tanks. Grandad then bored us all with what it’s like being a soldier and how, when I grow up, it would be something I might like to do. No way. With my mummy and daddy I’m going to have a brain the size of the 5th tallest building in the world. If you think I’m going to waste that on shooting things, rather than saving them …
We took the bus home, by which time I’d had enough and told everyone, including the driver. The local ladies were all very nice, but secretly I knew they were all thinking that I was being badly brought up and should be home eating and pooing. On the brighter side, I’m getting the hang of how to get attention … Stay safe.
D + something 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 we didn’t do a great deal today. I’d had a grizzly night so, to preserve everyone’s humour, grandad popped out to the very local coffee shop and got some takeaways and then, with everyone wide awake, I fell asleep. Perfect.
We walked in the park. I was in my pram, which was a novelty. And then daddy came home and told me that the school is closing down because they’ve had a Covid case. In a population of 55 million people there were 550 cases yesterday … and we’re all closing down here. People take it very seriously.
I now weigh 5 bags of sugar, which means I am putting on weight. Soon I’ll be on pizza and coke. Can’t wait.
(Granny C tells me that everything I’m wearing she made. There are some very cold sheep in Wales …) Stay safe everyone.
D + a lot. 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 Had a lazy morning where the highlight was a trump so loud everyone blamed grandad. I clearly have talent. Grandad went out for coffee again and daddy worked from home … teaching from afar as the school is currently locked down.
Mummy, me and grandad then went for a walk in the hills. Mummy says we’re lucky to have such glorious walks so close when we live in a city of 20 million – 20,000,001 to be precise. Don’t forget me!
Grandad and daddy then went for a run up the hill while I slept … and then, after a bath (which is my favourite thing) I peed so far it went over the mat and onto daddy’s expensive carpet. Records are being broken every day.
Stay safe everyone.
D + such a long time 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 it’s cold out there. I had a grizzly night so mummy played ‘pass the baby’ to granny C and grandad, after which I was taken for a long, slow walk in the park by grandad. It was early and beautiful, with no eggy ladies telling grandad that I should be inside with warm ears.
I slept immediately and then didn’t really wake much, other than to eat and poop. Apparently we went shopping where daddy bought some insulation for the doors and windows, and grandad forgot to buy granny C some chocolate almonds. I could tell she was crosser than she sounded.
The big people then took part in an on-line quiz via zoom and I grizzled throughout. How dare they enjoy something without me! I’m going to be a good quizzer, I can tell as I’m learning things every day … and I’ve got lots of days ahead to learn things. For example, I now know where my knuckles are and that they fit nicely into my mouth … did you know that? Who’d have guessed? Stay safe everyone.