After a wonderful trip to England, I have returned home to my little corner of Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday, I went out and about with my mother. We had a largely unproductive look around Guildford's Friary, where I was trying to find a good quality suitcase and some candy for my wife. In the end, I found both in Epsom's Ashley Shopping Centre.
I was able to spend quality time with my mother, father, and brother during the rest of the week. I had a chance to see my brother's new apartment in London, and he took me to see his office at Citigroup's fancy building in Canary Wharf.
On Saturday, my father had an evening party at his house, to celebrate his birthday. It was good to see Dad in his element, wining and dining his friends and family. On Sunday, I had the chance to meet the team behind GuardHome, an Essex based security company, after building their website over the last few weeks. From there I went to see my sister's place, and I was pleased to see how settled she was in her new home.
I got back late last night, after a relatively painless flight. I came laden with candy, gravy granules, and my favorite brand of shower gel. My wife was waiting for me at Philadelphia International Airport, and I cannot tell you how happy I was to see her beaming at me. Visiting my family was fun, but I sure missed my wife while I was away.