Once again I apologise very much for not keeping up with posts, it has been an incredibly busy few weeks. Firstly, we had a week of family and friends gathering for my grandfather’s funeral. A difficult time, but also celebratory for an amazing life well lived.And lovely to see so many familiar old faces.
Alongside this, The Squirrel has gotten himself a new job! Many congrats to him, but I can’t help feeling incredibly kerfuffled. The position is for 6 months, possibly extending to a year, as a field assistant in Liwonde National Park carrying out research into bats. The painful bit is that this is 12000 miles away, in my home country, Malawi. It’ll be an incredible experience, working with Bristol University and African Bat Conservation. The job is literally perfect for him and I’m so pleased he’s doing it. But I am definitely jealous that he’s essentially going to be on safari for 6 months… jammy! It’s a very quick turn around, he’s leaving in just 2 weeks time. So we have been frantically trying to sort out the hundred and one things that need doing before he leaves; rabies vaccines, travel insurance, bat detectors and other gadgets, and all the while we’re trying to avoid thinking about being apart for so long; it’s going to be a wrench! I’ve also been trying to employ carers to work for the period that he’s away, which is never an easy task. So like I said, its been a busy few weeks!
I have however, been continuing to illustrate my children’s story, which I am now about half way through (ish!). I know you’ll all be trembling with excitement to see, but alas you’ll have to wait a little longer..