"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Time For Farewells

Saying goodbye to family or friends is always a little difficult.
Saying goodbye to my first grandchild, knowing I’m unlikely to see him again for at least a year, is even more poignant.

Nine thousand miles can seem an awfully long way…

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Picture of me with my grandson taken by my daughter-in-law

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8 responses

  1. ed

    Great photo

    July 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    • He’s an amazing little lad, Ed.

      July 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

  2. What rich emotion your daughter-in-law has captured here. How you must miss that little one.

    July 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

    • It’s only been a week since I saw him – but that already feels far too long…

      July 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

  3. That’s a very sweet portrait. He’ll be Skypeing you before you know it.

    July 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    • Not on this broadband connection. I’d have the time – and need – to shave between each question and answer using my anything but high-speed provider!

      July 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

  4. Toffeeapple

    That has brought a big lump to my throat. It is a lovely composition.

    July 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    • He is such a beautiful little boy, in both appearance and character..

      July 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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