Flag time again!


The flags are out again at our house, dancing in a stiff northerly wind.  Our son arrived home today after a year in Australia followed by a month wending his way back via Hawai'i, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Maryland.  I can't begin to tell you how happy we are to see him!

The temperature drop is something he's going to have to get used to.  I took the shot below when we arrived in the car park at Edinburgh airport.  Clouds like that anvil-headed beauty have been passing over all day.  On the way to the airport we drove through an onslaught not just of hail, but of chunks of ice.
 

Airport welcomes home always make me emotional.  We had lots of hugs today, and a few tears.  And on the subject of tears, I defy anyone to watch the T-Mobile 'welcome back' video and not shed a tear.



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  1. Thanks for this video. It put a big smile on my face... and tears in my eyes! I tried to resit but... :)

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    1. Sorry to have caused a tear! But a little cry is good sometimes.

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  2. That's a long time for him to have been out on the road

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    1. It was indeed, and he's now enjoying having a bedroom to himself after a year of hostel living.

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  3. Congratulations on the homecoming of your son! He certainly took an interesting route home. I hope he was not in Baltimore, Maryland, during the recent upsets there. And I trust that my fellow Californians treated him well in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and he had a great time.

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    1. He was staying near Baltimore but didn't encounter any trouble. Our family there looked after him very well! And he loved California - was very generously welcomed by Californians he had met on his travels. Pop-up food markets in San Francisco were a particular hit.

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  4. Glad your son is home again!

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    1. We are so happy! You know the feeling!

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  5. Happy times at your house!

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    1. They are indeed. And I had forgotten how much young men eat...

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  6. Glad your son is home. I just cannot imagine how I will cope if/when my boys leave, I just can't think about it! The video is great! X

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    1. Don't think just yet, just enjoy!

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  7. It must be wonderful to have your son home again. I miss my older two when they're at uni and they're only a couple of hour's drive away! Thanks for sharing the video - it's a good one :)
    Cathy x

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    1. I also remind myself that it's good that they're getting on with their lives and branching out - that helps a bit with missing them.

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  8. A safe arrival home is always something to get excited about, especially after such a long time away. I think you will be glad to know that we've been having cold, wet and windy weather down here in Sussex too - but thankfully no ice! Judy.

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  9. What an amazing trip he must have had! Enjoy him being home. I haven't seen my Dad for almost a year but we are meeting up at the weekend - yippee!

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    1. Hope you've had a great time with your Dad. That's a long time not to have seen him.

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  10. I hoped your son left Aus with bag full of wonderful experiences. Just love the welcome back clip. Wouldn't it be fabulous to find oneself in the midst of these performances.

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  11. i know what you mean ...
    so great to have them come back home! for however long ....

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