I should attempt to explain my absence from posting at this blog for sometime. I had a job which required my attendance for 12 or more hours per day quite frequently and something had to give. Some of the posts that will appear in the near future had been drafted in that time but nothing completed. For example, ‘The Blonde with the books’ referred to an incident nearly 12 months ago and was half written for quite some time.
I welcome any new readers and welcome back any old ones.
I was recently walking from one part of my job to another, past the wildlife park.
I saw a blonde woman sitting facing away from me, she had some books sitting alongside her and was reading one. An unconcious calculation told me that I didnt know her. Probably mid twenties or so. I began to imagine why she would be sitting there alone and came up with the thought that she had probably found a good spot to read quietly with the animals nearby.
I kept walking, knowing that the truck would be there to meet me.
I heard someone say ‘Hey Dad!’ and turned to find that the blonde with the books was my 17 yo daughter.
They do grow up fast at that age!