I cannot believe that I have spent five nights (albeit only four days) back here at The Cottage. The time has flown by with hardly a second to spare. Indeed I still haven't put all my clothes on their hangers in the wardrobe yet. Usually I have emptied The Cupboard and put everything back where it belongs before I go to bed on the first night. I arrived too late on Saturday this time and by the time I went to bed the bedroom was a chaotic mess. Since then somehow life has overtaken me.
The living room clock changed earlier in the year when the last one ceased to function but the reminders of friends and, in particular a friend in a far place, welcomed me back.
As did Comet:
Then there was wine and chocolates and a note from the lady who had rented The Cottage for the last few months and Wendy had put in flowers from the garden
So today I am thankful for the welcome back that I have received from everyone. There are few things more comforting and reassuring in life than a sense of belonging.