Since my last blog, Myles has returned from Uzbekistan and turned 14 (not so much a boy any longer), Beely has had her first manicure and is about to turn 13 and the kitten continues to grow at a pace and eat us out of house and home …I think he might be part tiger!
So, starting with Myles. I can’t tell you how proud I was standing at Heathrow waiting for him to walk through the gates all on his own. He had sent me a text from Tashkent airport in Uzbekistan saying “I’ve made it through to the departure lounge Mum and am boarding in 10 minutes. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine and can’t wait to see you” What a thoughtful message that was, I was of course having kittens about him flying home alone. Air Uzbekistan had said they considered age 13 to be an adult (?!) and so wouldn’t allow him a chaperone which meant he had to negotiate a Russian speaking airport all on his own which is daunting for anyone to be honest, let alone a nearly 14 year old! Suffice to say he made it through and then sat next to an art history expert on the flight and it sounds like he held his own in conversation for the majority of the journey! Well done Myles 🙂
Now settled back at home, he is over jetlag and back in the swing of things having also celebrated his 14th birthday. The next mission is to learn Russian. He came home keen to become fluent, so we have found him a tutor and who knows what lies ahead, lessons start on Monday!
As for Beely, my nearly teenager, I took her for her first manicure today which she thoroughly loved. She gave up biting her nails earlier this year and has done fantastically so I thought a treat was well deserved. Our friend Ondine did her nails with OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian and she was chuffed to bits!
As for the kitten, well, what can I say? Moonface brings us buckets of laughs and terrorises everyone but is utterly gorgeous and the size of his tail is ridiculous!! The main object of his “affection” is poor Sherbert who gets attacked day in and day out, but he seems to enjoy it and has some very amusing teasing tricks up his sleeve.
And whilst we are catching up on the four legged family members, Beth is doing just fantastically ….!
Much love as always