mardi 9 juin 2009

You've got a home here

Yep, I'm going to Birmingham tomorrow.  Land of my fathers.  Bosom of my family.  The green, green grass of home and all that.

I feel a little bit sick.

Things I'm looking forward to:

- seeing my nephew and niece again
- full English breakfast (just the once, I promise)
- gossiping with the girls
- curry, naan bread, onion bhajis

Things I'm really not looking forward to at all:

- mithering relatives
- lists of chores waiting for me on my Mom's kitchen table
- my Brother's 'advice' sessions
- head office

I'm only going to be there until Sunday, but I'm already thinking I might change my ticket and come home sooner.

I know I'll have a good time really.  I know it'll be ridiculous and funny and that I'll come back armed with tales for you all.  I know that the thought is worse than the deed.

So why am I putting off ironing?

Why am I avoiding packing?

How come I feel sick?

I wonder if I've finally found my home....and I'm just reluctant to leave it?

18 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Its a bird that's flown the nest. You r life isn't there.Its in Paris,that's your space,where your things are , where u can be you.
Home is a visiting place and add to that head office and that's a bit of work that isn't yours either.
Its not a holiday is it.
Just smile and be your mam's son,she will like that.
Your brother, do you have to see him.
Keep focus on the good stuff, and there is some lovely shopping to be had in Harvey Nicks

Daryl a dit…

Oh I miss your mum, maybe I could go see her and you can come here and work in my place ...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

VM - some sound advice there dear...although I prefer Selfridges to Harvey Nicks...he he

D, I love her and miss her too - just not all the other rubbish that comes with visiting her...

Anonyme a dit…

Sounds like you're settling, in Paris. :)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein...maybe I am ;-)

Swearing Mother a dit…

Hey Travelling, sounds like you may have put down some roots in Paris.

There's always hassle (or at least a little bit) when the prodigal returns home, don't forget that you've been away but the family haven't. I guess not much has changed in Brum, but you have been doing so many different things which have changed you. I expect to the family you are still "our kid".

Your Mum will love having you home, do the necessary and think of Paris.

Will look out for you in Selfridges, especially the Noodle Bar. I'll be the one with a ridiculous amount of yellow shopping bags!

Anonyme a dit…

I hate visiting home, and I only live half an hour away from mine. Bring back some fun stories about your mum.

The Mutant a dit…

I used to feel the same way about visiting home, I wanted to go but hated doing it.

The funny thing is when it came time to leave I hated that too.

I think every place has its own kind of perfect for us, and its own kind of dread.

Just let it be what it is, whatever that may be.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Sweary - part of the problem is that I'll always be 'our kid'....see you in Selfridges!

12oti - I'll try my hardest....

Mootant - Let it be is good advice. Even though I HATE the beatles....he he

Henry North London a dit…

Cheer up Im in Dudley as it happens this week. I havent been in this area for 13 years and it feels really nice to be back. I have actually missed Brum and the surrounding areas and the accents aswell London isnt as friendly I dont think.

cb a dit…

I bet yer "full English breakie" can't compare to just ONE of america's Denny's Grand Slam breakfasts.

I'm just sayin'

Anonyme a dit…

I'm soooo with you on the curry thing but I also have family in that neck of the woods , I'm aiming on going back ... Oh let me see .....NEVER!

Hate the people , the places , the memories


The Pixy Princess a dit…

Oh but now I'm just waiting for new stories about your mum. The one from Easter just made DIE laughing.
How funny that you write this post about the definition of "home" just around when I'm contemplating what that means for me as I'm poised to move shortly.
Good luck with the rellies. My advice, make sure you meet them for just about an hour or so. after that, its all downhill!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Henry - it's a friendly enough place, I guess. Just over-populated with my family...

CB - I dread to think what you'd offer me as a 'grand slam' breakfast...

Z - some places are just like that for us, I guess

Pixy, unfortunately I'm staying with my Mom...therefore there's no escape. Whatsoever....

The Pixy Princess a dit…

ok, then drink. Works for me! ;)

Anonyme a dit…

quite your moaning - it'll be over before it's even begun. Miss me?

aims a dit…

Sometimes family just gets to us. Especially when they want want want. From you.

Ironing? To travel? Are you nuts?? (roll the clothes sweetie...roll)

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Anthony a dit…

Oh I gorgot you were back ... I thought the ringtone sounded familiar. I'm DEMANDING a good story that includes your mom