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15 July 2003

It’s been a long week.Tomorrow we’re off on a road trip up north. I’ve been looking forward to it all week — getting out of the house, out of my routine, out of the cold wet city. I’m looking forward to see some lush greenery. Wet fields and blooming hills. Trees, flowers, mud, fresh air. With a 3 month old baby in tow, we’re just going to take it easy. A nice slow drive up the coast, sight seeing in the country side, road test our video camera. It’s a 6 hour drive to Andrew’s parent’s place, so hopefully Callum will be content to sleep, stare out the window and munch on the legs of his spider toy.

I’m looking forward to the drive too. There’s a warm hypnotic kind of meditation watching fence post after fence post. Hehe. And it’s nice to just chat, laugh and share the stuff in your head. Andrew and I had numerous road trips early on in our relationship. For our first one, we talked non-stop for 9 days! Driving, walking, camping, hiking, diving, dining, climbing trees, visiting galleries. Just the two of us! 216 hours in company of one other person!
I think we’d go bananas if we tried that now.

I’m ALSO looking forward to the endless hours of reading. Last time I did that was during our trip to Scotland. It rained so much that there was nothing to do BUT curl up in front of the fire and read a book. A cup of tea and a packet of McVitie’s. Mmm. I think I ploughed through 6 books in 2 weeks. Good stuff.