Two weeks on the south coast

My wife and I are currently spending a couple of weeks in the UK, and this time, for the first time, we’ve brought our daughter with us. So far, she’s settled in nicely; the overnight flight went surprisingly well, and she seems to have gotten over her jet lag faster than we did.

We arrived on Saturday morning, and so far it’s been a much more relaxing, and much more family-oriented, trip than we’re used to. Aside from an overnight trip to London next week, we’ll be spending all of our time in the small coastal town where Kate grew up, and where the bulk of her family now lives.

And as far as I’m concerned, that’s perfect. Usually, we spend a lot of our time in the UK on trains, following a busy self-imposed schedule from town to town. This time, we’ve asked people who want to see us and the baby to come to us, and so far, everyone’s been wonderfully accommodating.

As I say, it’s made for a very relaxing trip. The fact that we’re staying with grandparents, who are only too happy to look after the baby while we go back to bed for a while, has truly been the icing on the cake. It’s taken me back to a simpler time, when getting out of bed at nine didn’t count as “sleeping in.”

We’ll be back at the end of the month, and I’ll try to keep posting in the meantime. Or hell, maybe I won’t. The world won’t come to an end if I don’t, right?

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