Arriving at Tenerife airport to see my longtime friends Peter, Linda and Matilda, their new baby has been the highlight of the last very dark months. Julie and I would have liked to have come back sooner but of course that was never to be.
Thursday was a day of conversation, wine and catching up, it’s a rare thing in life when after not seeing each other for so many years, you’re able to just pick up where you left off. Pete, being the straight talking Yorkshire man he is greeted me with “bloody hell Acky you’ve put on some weight!” “Mate, I’m back to the weight I was when I got married” I laughed in reply before proceeding to take the Micky out of his new haircut. Linda unfortunately has laryngitis, which of course is not so good, except for Pete ??. She seems to be ok but I think she is suffering more than she is letting on, all in all though they both seem pretty good and the Canarian lifestyle definitely agrees with them. ?
Julie and I had planned to live in the canaries when we finally stopped work. The only selfish dream we had was to move out here and merge with the cosmopolitan, less violent population and live our days out. Julie, my darling, visiting our friends, has given me new resolve to live out our dream here albeit without you in body, I know you’ll be by my side all the way whatever I decide.
My talents are varied and plentiful, so if I can rebuild my life on this beautiful island, while writing my long planned novel I shall do just that. The flowers are always in bloom, the people friendly and the sun shines most of the time. If I can’t produce a written piece under these circumstances then I probably never will……????
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