Home again, home again.
The silence has been thankfully shattered, and the blue-grey hue of an empty house has been replaced with a noisy technicolour racket.
My long standing belief that airplanes are several notches higher on the ‘germ spreading’ scale than say, being licked by an arse-picking tramp on the floor of a public toilet, has again been proven true. Mango’s snuffling, spluttering and coughing is evidence enough.
So while we hope it passes fast I’m just glad she came home.
Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes that blue-grey hue remains. Sometimes children leave their homes and never come back.
I was unsettled enough over three days to get an inkling of how shattering and traumatic it would be to be facing never seeing or hearing your child at home ever again.
That’s just one of the reasons why, in just over a week, I will join dozens of others in England to walk the width of the country along the Hadrian’s walk trail in support of the Joseph Salmon trust.
The trust offers financial support to families who have lost children, giving them a little breathing space during the lowest point imaginable.
I’m delighted with what has been raised so far, both through here, and in total. An overall target of 20,000 pounds is very achievable if people continue to give whatever they can, or spread the word in whatever way they can. A sugar daddy, or mammy, who craves a warm fuzzy feeling can get a quick fix by dropping a couple of (or twenty) grand into the pot.
It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve raised a single penny, fancy being my hero and helping out here?