Our rolling sideshow continues, today battling ice and sleet as well as the traffic on the Antwerp ring road. It’s a bit counter intuitive, heading north through sleet into a climate where the temperature is not expected to reach double digits tomorrow to see the blooms of spring, but we have been assured that they are there.
Today though ti was another kind of bud that we had really come to see. Louie has been waiting we are sure, for all of his eight weeks on earth, to see us. Despite a less than stellar day involving a nurse, a bit of nudity in a cold clinic building and a couple of jabs in the legs with sharp objects he put on a great show of enjoying our company. As ever we had a delightful catch up with his mum, dad and nana when he wasn’t watching, all the while looking for a reason not to venture outdoors.
We have had plenty of time to reflect while alone in the car on our great fortune to have “family” scattered throughout the world, but strangely mid reflection, we realised that we had not first met any of the people we had visited on our travels. In every case so far on this trip, through one circumstance or another our introduction has been at our own house as circumstance has flung them across our doorway! Perhaps we need to get out more….