|Perran visited earlier to sort out his new room.|
There have been big changes round here.
Nigel and I have moved on.
When we moved into our new empty-nest pad a few weeks ago, I found myself putting the plastic cups and plates at the back of a cupboard – we no longer host teen parties at the drop of a hat.
We no longer have to hoard bedding for unexpected guests (although clearly, if we were hoarding bedding, they weren’t totally unexpected).
We don’t keep a stash of baked goods for when the kids return ravenous from school.
I now do two washes a week – one whites, one coloureds. Instead of two a day.
But all that is about to change – Perran returns at any time (not sure exactly when – some things haven’t changed) and in a week or two he will be joined by Carenza.
I have prepared for his return by moving all the cardboard packing boxes out of his room and into Carenza’s. In the fullness of time, I shall celebrate Carenza’s homecoming by moving all the boxes out of her room into Pascoe’s.
What more can they ask?