It’s been a whirlwind of activity since returning home to Bowen Island two weeks ago. So many friends to spend time with, catch up on 12 months worth of stories from their lives, and share my stories with them (not everyone has the patience to read this blog!). Many more to meet both on Bowen and in Vancouver … it’s gonna be a social summer.
The weather has been gorgeous since I got back, sunshine with temperatures in the mid-20s, cooling to high teens in the evenings. With so much recent rain followed by sunshine in the last two weeks, the gardens have just exploded with growth. They don’t call it a temperate rainforest here in the west coast for nothing!
My friends Rob Squared continue to live in my home while they see their construction through, and I am staying with the ever generous Judi who has opened her home to me with open arms. All going well, I’ll return to my own home by the end of August. Can’t wait to sleep in my own bed!
It’s hard to believe I left Sri Lanka a mere three weeks ago, I feel like I have lived a lifetime since! I was real sorry to leave all of the people I worked so closely with during the nine months I was there and, while looking through the photos, I have only begun to realize how many long-lasting friendships I made while there.
And here’s a quick slideshow of the people who made me feel so welcome, allowing me to ease into life in what was my home for 9 months.
Nanri / Obata Stutiyi /Thank you to each and every one of you. xo