Home from Malaysian holiday. Jonah turns 7. Mum’s and Anne’s birthdays.
John resumes running. Edit book.
Planning application submitted. Planning application rejected. Edit. Singapore. John stops running. Planning application no longer ‘urgent’.
Google ‘schools in Singapore’.
Nail new school. Inform current one. Tell friends. Edit. Cornwall in Easter. Sister’s birthday.
Packing list, to do list, house refurb list. John visits Singapore, chooses home. Finish book. Send to friends. Buy swimsuit, start diet.
Queen’s birthday. My birthday. Cats leave. Sobbing. Sports day. John leaves. Wardrobe falls on Jonah. Give up diet.
School ends. Sobbing. Holidays, packing, eBay eBay eBay. Sob. Holiday camp. eBay. Felix and sadness. Temporary smoking. House sets sail. Move in with Dad. Begin goodbyes. Stop smoking, start drinking.
More goodbyes. John back. Olympics. Taxi sobbing. Airport sobbing. Singapore. Heat. Pool! jacuzzi, beer, pool! Pork buns. Orienteering. Storms. Universal studios. School uniform. School bus. Nightmares. Three in a bed.
Coffee, school, boy-sobs, John back in training, coffee, jacuzzi, beer, jacuzzi, beer, jacuzzi, beer, coffee. Dad’s birthday. Skype. New book edit. Teacher terror. Skype. Boy sobbing. Karate. Skype. Lizards and monkeys.
Coffee, choir, beer, UN Day, half term, Ipoh, Aunty Rosy, chicken and rice, Pangkor, John’s birthday, edit, beer, posh buffet, more karate, book edit, Pam’s visit, witches by the pool.
Storms, beer, jacuzzi, Diwali, lights, tinsel, more storms, school carols, choir carols, book edit, Cold Storage carols, parent’s evening.
Marathon, proud sweaty pictures, Christmas carols, Orchard carols, school hols, what book? Shop, shop, posting, shop, wrapping, shop, airport, sister! Beer, beer, Langkawi, beer. Sleep. Christmas. Sleep. Sun, swim, eat, sleep. Home, cousins, fireworks, beer, airport. Sob. Sleep.
Learn Mandarin. Finish the damn book. More holidays. More sun. More postcards. Less sobbing.