This is a ‘white noise’ entry because I’m trying to distract myself from thinking….and waiting…….and anticipating. Louis has his hearing test this morning. Enough said.
Lewis Hamilton has decided to leave Britain for Switzerland. I heard this on the news yesterday, accompanied by an interview in which he gave his reasons. I know I was sleep deprived, and therefore more than likely to be a little irascible, but when he gave one of his reasons for going I growled a couple of responses at the TV. What irritatedme? Apparently he is moving abroad, to Switzerland I believe, due to not being able to see family and friends because of media interest in him. Well of course, that makes perfect sense then, move abroad, away from your family and friends, you will be able to see them far more often. He probably has several really sound reasons for going, perhaps easier access to F1 training, definitely financial, and doubtless press intrusuion but don’t try the sympathy angle so I love you for your attachment to family and friends, it just makes me cross. I said I was tetchy.
One of my bookings yesterday also had me biting my tongue. It was someone from a member state of the EU who is now living here. What made me want to respond, in a perhaps less than positive way to this lady, were her numerous interjections during the booking about how much better the health care is in her ‘home’. Discussing nuchal scans ‘They are not as expensive there, do my benefits let me have one free here?’, ‘I’m sure I wouldn’t have to pay to see an osteopath there’, ‘You don’t have to wait at home.’ all said with a slightly accusatory rather than commenting tone, and it went on. I tied and, I think, suceeded in hiding my irritation but, as I walked out and to my car, I was muttering to myself about how if things are so great at home why don’t you go there and have baby. I really, really hope that the whole pregnancy, another 30 weeks, is not an endless grumble about how poor things are here rather than in her homeland.
Still no phonecall. Please let everything be okay.