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August 7, 2013, 1:54 pm
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As you will have gathered, we have been lucky enough to have had a holiday in Italy.  We had a great time visiting Rome, then Umbria in an apartment in the countryside near to Perugia, before returning to Rome.  Bharti has been to Italy before, Meenakshi and I had not.


We saw the sites, we relaxed, we enjoyed one another’s company.


There was plenty of time to sit, to think, to read, to rest.  We ate good food.


This was probably the last time the three of us will be away together on a family holiday (you might want to keep an eye on Meenakshi’s blog to see her exciting gap year plans).


I’ll post some reflections soon on pilgrimage, Rome and Assisi …

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Do I sense some sadness there?

Along with the deaths of Charlie and my friend Carolann (and Woody the dog) which I’m dealing with by being in Thailand with Rachel I’m anticipating her going off to college and Roland going on his walk to St Jean P de P and Lourdes within a week of us getting back. Perhaps we need a way of thinking about those we leave behind, or who, leave us behind, on our travels, walks, pilgrimages, lives for we are all irrevocably changed by these times, else why go?

I’m in a slightly gloomy mood tonight, can you tell?

Comment by Margaret

Thanks Margaret – that’s a really insightful and helpful pointer to thinking about these changes. Lots for me to ponder – I’m not really sad, I think just coming to terms with Meenakshi growing up. And a good holiday helps this.

I hope Thailand is good for you both. Roland is coming over here for a couple of days walking soon.


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