homeward bound

November 16, 2011

Hello lovelies,

I’m so excited because today I get to say the following: I’m going home tonight. (!!!!!)

It’s been eighteen months since I was last at home and over 5 years since Dan was last there so this trip is long overdue for us. We’ll be based in London at my sister’s place but also spending time in Reading, where I grew up, and in Wales, where my parents live now. I cannot wait.

More specifically, I can’t wait for: the man at customs to welcome me home in a familiar accent; the English countryside; my siblings; train journeys; Ottolenghi; the Welsh coastline; my parents; British license plates; good sausages; real pints; real ale; best friends; Arsenal; pubs; buildings that are really old; people who get my sense of humour; the River Thames; a good curry; walking everywhere; fish and chips; rain; a proper cup of tea; more friends. I could burst. Could you tell?

There will be scheduled posting here because I am cool enough that I sat down and typed some posts up to keep you company when I’m gone. Stop by and say hello won’t you? I’ll likely also be tweeting if you’re interested. I’ll see you soon.

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Imen McDonnell November 16, 2011 at 6:08 am

Have a fabulous trip! I will be following your tweets. Love that sausage recipe! American sausages are so different…you likely had some issues with them initially? You must share all when you go to Ottolenghi! Safe journey. xoxo

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Angharad November 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

Thanks Imen! I definitely had some issues with American sausages! Truth be told I’m really looking forward to a sausage sandwich, bangers and mash or toad in the hole! Wheee! Thanks for the well wishes lovely.

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Kathryn November 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

Have a wonderful time at home!

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Jayne November 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

Have a fantastic time!!

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Sandra Weller November 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

I just came across your website and having read “Homeward Bound” I am jealous as hell! As an Englishwoman abroad myself, all those things you mention I miss badly, even though I’ve been here 13 years…. have a great trip – wish I was there – hope to hear how the trip went when you come back. I used to live in Ascot, not far from Reading at all :)

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It November 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

I literally get tears in my eyes reading this. Going home is such an emotional thing. I know you’ll have the best time! Just remember to come back here, to your other home. Take Care! Hugs.

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Kelli November 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

Tears here too. Enjoy every minute my friend. Have a delicious time!

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Amanda KP November 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

safe travels! cheers to wonderful memories you will make and carry with you forever.

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Lara November 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I’m so happy for you! Matt’s parents now live in Wales, too! They are in South Wales, though…not sure where yours are?
Have some cider for me! :)

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Angharad November 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm

My parents live in south Wales too! Llanharan – just west of Cardiff. What about Matt’s parents? Small world :)

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emily (a nutritionist eats) November 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

So happy for you! Enjoy every minute!

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Lindsay November 17, 2011 at 12:12 am

I have a great time in London. My dad is also “going home” next week to spend time with family for a couple weeks. I am so jealous. I miss my family so much. My family is located in Bracknell, Reading, Leeds, and London. I wish I could be taking the trip back with him!
Please eat extra sausages for me, the American kinds do NOT compare!

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cindy December 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I have a hard time living halfway across the country from my family, I can’t even imagine living an ocean away! Hope you are having as great time…
and, ps, my husband is a huge Arsenal fan ;)

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Angharad December 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

Thanks Cindy – love your blog by the way! I’m a new reader so I’m glad you’ve found your way over here! It’s definitely hard being so far away from home – or having two homes I suppose – but trips like this make it ok.
and p.s. your husband is obviously a very wise man :)

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