Throughout my captions I will mention the cost of items. I do not do this as a matter of complaint but of interest to the reader. We were visiting an expensive country and I knew it would be costly. And I decided that I was simply not going to worry about it. I figured that I had been through a difficult five years (three years of difficulty in caring for my mom and two upsetting years of clearing her estate) and that I deserved a reward or a break (so to speak).
And I figured Francine deserved a reward for putting up with my dark moods and anxiety over those years.
Indeed, it was Francine who had wanted to go to England. I had been with my mom exactly 25 years earlier in 1989 and did not have the same desire to visit as did Francine. But as it turned out I am glad that we went there.
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