Well we have been back a week now, and desperately trying to hang on to all our memories of a stunning trip.
To tie up a few loose ends, our remaining Siamese, Suay (Thai for ‘beautiful’) is pitifully thin, but has survived, and doesn’t seem too bad. She is very cross with us, first she loses her sister, and then we disappear for nearly five weeks, but she is beginning to forgive us.
The Bible is safely home, and we will plan a round of family visits to show it off.
Roger’s 70th birthday surprises continued. When we got home, we found that the son who has emigrated to Spain had come back for the celebrations with his two girls, a real joy to see them. We had one day at home, then off for a weekend in the wonderful Old Swan Hotel at Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.
The Graceland Teddy and Blue Cat felt right at home, put to bed by the hotel staff!
The hotel produced a gorgeous fresh cream and berries cake on the Friday.
The whole family, including the family now living in Spain, managed to get there eventually for a celebration Saturday lunch, despite motorway hassles., and there was my coffee and walnut cake (his favourite) served for afternoon tea on the Saturday.
We thought that might be the last of the cakes, but Roger’s sister dropped in on Monday with a rich chocolate cake made for him by his nephew, that makes 5. The diet will be starting shortly!
The rings have arrived back safely from Jasper, thank you Brenda for finding them and sending them on.
The cheque from Alaska Airlines for the damaged case has been refused by HSBC however, and I am still trying to get the money back. Not helped by the local post office lady chatting to a colleague and hence giving me only a proof of posting. I had paid for track and trace online for returning the useless cheque, the envelope was clearly marked with this, but with no tracking details sticker on it, who knows if it will actually make its way back, or get held up somewhere. If a thing is going to go wrong…….
I have now updated the Memphis page with photos, If you want to see what Elvis’s home looks like, read about and see the Sun Studio where he recorded his first records, or the museum on the site of where Martin Luther King was shot, do have a look. Now that it doesn’t take forever to upload them I will add to other pages in due course, so the blog is still a work in progress.
And finally, if you have enjoyed travelling with the Foads, our other blog from 2012 will tell you what we got up to circumnavigating the globe – now that really was an adventure of a lifetime….. 🙂 Roz and Roger going round the world
Keep in touch!