Darling Thomas - we too will miss you. I never realised that holidays could be filled with such mixed emotions. But think of this - presents en France!!! Also, so soon we will be back. Also just remember that we are really looking forward to hearing from you while we are away. Sent David photos of Blip as soon as Blip arrives. Send them to his email address dmay @ bigpond.net.au and we should be able to upload them.
My Mum said the most gorgeous thing to me on the weekend about travelling. She said that on her last trip (to Hong Kong in the 70's) that her first thoughts on arrival were "OK we survived getting here - now we just have to get home...'. Just remember that in the blink of an eye, we will be home. All our love!