Are you already planning trips to a particular West European capital city, ladies? January will be here sooner than we think. Good thing that I recently reordered the fandom badges. Because we will soon have a reason to use them again.
The reason I am writing about them now is that I was reminded by nordlicht. She has been travelling in the British Isles, and she sent me a couple of badger pictures.
Nordlicht informs me that this picture was taken on the Isle of Skye. Looks like good weather for Scotland! The next picture you will easily identify yourself:
Milton. Eh, Edinburgh. Lovely! Thank you, nordlicht, for thinking of us and sending us a couple of pictures. Hope you are doing fine – we miss you 🙂
So, are there any readers here who have not yet got a “fandom identifier” badge and would like to have one? If so, get in touch, send me an e-mail, tell me your address and I’ll put one in the post for you. No charge (although I’ll happily accept donations which would go into the birthday fund in August.)
In other news – I am sitting on my mum’s terrace, enjoying what I loved most about the house.
I deliberately made a video so you could hear some of the birds tweeting in the background. The South-facing garden was my favourite spot in the last few years. Also because there was always bird-song, which I associate strongly with my dad. (He was able to identify the birds by their song.) Now that I am writing this, I am suddenly realising what I will miss most once my mother has moved out of this house: In her new flat – although it is really nice, big, centrally located and has a huge balcony – nothing will remind me of my dad. It will be my mum’s flat – while this house was always his and her’s equally. It feels a little bit as if the last traces of him are being eradicated (not least because the remainder of his hobbies – his large stamp collection and his research in local history – will be sold off or thrown out for lack of space). But well, that is just the way things are. No doubt I will get used to it.
Greetings from Germany 😁