OK - so you're probably thinking ' where's she been??'. Well a couple of days after catching my breath from our trans- France dash to Calais en route to SE England to pick up a new laptop, DSl dropped rather a (nice) bombshell during his routine telephone check-in by saying 'Oh - by the way I'm getting married in 2 weeks'.
I can only tell you that I was speechless as he has been with the same partner for 15 years and along the way they've managed to present me with two lovely grand-daughters with no mention of marriage at any time.
'Nothing to fuss about' says he ' Just us and the girls and a couple of witnesses' - No chance! So nothing left to do but get the suitcases back out, book the ferry and leave for the UK for the second time in 10 days.
In the end I'm afraid DS didn't quite get his own way about a very quiet affair as it all ended up rather more than he expected (blame Mum) but it was a lovely day followed by a great visit which meant I got to spend unexpected time with my two grand-daughters - including helping them to dress up for Halloween!
Back home and back to reality - more mountains of washing & ironing and you'd just have to see the dust bunnies to believe the size of them :-)
It was a very special occasion,and one I would not have missed for anything, but I do hope it's going to be some while before I see one of these again!