If you have, I have to tell you that my life has been as farcical and convoluted for the last three weeks!.......NOT because my little old lady broke all the rules..in fact she (and we who have been her out) have been trying to OBEY all the rules!
In short, my little old lady is going to visit her family in Hong Kong and then the Phillipines....thus far I have (due to a mislaid passport) had to involve a courier company, the British Passport Office in Belfast (many members of the staff there!), the British Vice Consul in Alicante, the local Spanish Police, the Phillipines Embassy in Madrid and Hong Kong.....not to mention a few other long-suffering volunteers and my poor Craig!...he came for a week's holiday and spent two days of it helping me sort out Emergency Travel Documents.
Add to this the fact that my old lady fell and hurt her arm very badly just two weeks ago....and trying not to bother anyone made the situation worse, so we have been shuttling back and forward to the local clinic to have it dressed every other day ...and THEN to crown it all, her cleaner found the ORIGINAL passport (in her underwear drawer!!!) the day we went to Alicante for the Emergency one!!
Now you know why I've been MIA for a few weeks...it has been mad here...but bless Jean: she is so excited about her trip and is so grateful for all that everyone has done.
My final involvement will be to actually get her to Valencia Airport on Saturday...I have no doubt whatsoever that there are still a few crises to come before that...believe me, I'll be coming back to a stiff drink after seeing her off!
I do hope your own lives haven't been quite so hectic and that you and yours are well!
Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you