Right now I am rattling around the house on my own. Chas is still at work, Chrystal has gone out to a birthday barbecue and Jayne…Â she is in Ireland at the moment, after which she will be going to Spain and France before returning home.Â It is really strange.Â Last week we had our first long holiday without any kids for ten years and I think that must be the longest time we have spent together, just the two of us, in ten year.Â Â A few days later and we are spending the longest time apart for more than ten years.We have both been away for a few nights with summer schools, training courses and so on, but even when Jayne goes on school residential trips it is only Monday to Friday.Â I don’t think we have ever had seven whole nights apart. Â Sounds like I have the rough end of the deal, staying home while she goes on a free European cruise, but I wouldn’t swap places.Â I get all the comforts of home: she is caring for her friend’s 40-year-old disabled brother for a week.
Mind you, I have the challenge of getting myself up every morning which might be the more difficult task…Â I have trained myself to sleep through the alarm clock here, only waking when I get yelled at.
No wild parties planned this week, but I will be taking our oldest boy down to Brighton tomorrow for a night out at a comedy club, and maybe I will have myself a James Bond film evening, or crank the stereo up for some of those surround sound SACDs.