No, nothing to do with waxing, but Two Lipsticks & a Lover is now available in Brazil. The news was a lovely way to end an otherwise fairly unremarkable birthday. The highlight was lunch with Olivia and Bea at IKEA where they looked and behaved like princesses. Leo was at a friend’s house and all was apparently going super well until he tried to leave with said friend’s Spider-Man socks. Any grandparents reading please take note – I can’t find a pair anywhere in Abu Dhabi….
So tomorrow we head off back to Sainte Cecile. How do I feel about this? I’m not sure really. I know there will be lots of admin chores and things to sort out (although thankfully Max now has a home thanks to my lovely in-laws). I am almost nervous about how I will react at seeing our home. Will I lock myself in the bathroom when the time comes to leave and refuse to go? Will I long for the sunshine and domestic staff in Abu Dhabi? Will I feel emotional every time the children say or do something they could only do at Sainte Cecile?
Our home is a little like an old boyfriend you split up with when you were still in love. Seeing him again might re-kindle your feelings or you might realise you are totally over him.
I hope it’s the latter when it comes to Sainte Cecile. I think we will have to sell. And there’s nothing worse than parting with something you still love. As Leo’s friend realised when he saw his Spider-Man socks walking out of the door.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008