We (Hugh, Rory, Mark & Fi) have been counting down the days to Ella and Alan’s arrival for months now.. its 11 months since we left our best friends, The Donaldson clan in Oz. We miss them with all of our hearts. So when we say it is fantastic to see Ella & Alan, its a huge understatement! Hugh & Mark met them at the airport – such excitement!
Watching Ella & Hugh together it would seem like they’ve been apart for a week rather than a year. They are having a brilliant time playing, swimming, climbing, scooting, cycling all while dodging huge thundery downpours – it is Ireland after all!
Rory is fascinated by the pair’s antics and loves joining in the fun. It hasn’t taken much for Alan to win his Godson’s affections – Rory is completely enamored by him.
Mark & Alan are much the same as Ella & Hugh friendship wise! They came back from the pub last night (with, I’m delighted to say, full control of all bodily functions) and continued their male bonding over Nintendo Wii golf/baseball/bowling games. Alan tried to gamble away a few of his life’s possessions as it got a little competitive but thankfully lingering jet lag (no not the beers) took over and sleep called a halt to that.
There is no other way to say this – I wish Kirstin could be here with Charlie, Ruby & Poppy too. But we have another wonderful day to spend with Alan & Ella before they head back to Scotland tonight. This brief but great visit is going to see us through ’til the next time we all meet up again. Fi.