Thursday, 9 June 2011

at the airport

MissM
Guess what I did this morning?

MrM
Did you go to the Arena?

MissM
No!
Last night I asked the guy in the restaurant
where I should go on my last morning in Verona
and he said he would take me to Lake Garda...
on his motorbike...
and he did!
And it was really cool.

MrsM
I am so glad you are home.

21 comments:

  1. Lord have mercy! Glad she is home and all is well.

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  2. There is that innocence again! I know you are loving having MissM home.

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  3. waitwaitwait

    did we miss the Don't Get On Motorcycles With Strangers talk?

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  4. I feel I should add that my immediate reaction was exactly the same as elizabeth, kathe and blackbird. After a few moments I realised that MissM had had one of the most exciting experiences of her month away and that it was the result of trusting her own judgement about someone she met. There will always be times when we weigh up the opportunity against the risk to make a decision and I felt very proud that MissM had felt confident enough to do that.

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  5. One of those occasions when it is better for Mum to know after the event. A wonderful experience for her.

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  6. I trust your heart has restarted now :-)

    I hope she will always be confident enough to make her own decisions - sometimes I think it gets harder as we (OK, I) get older!

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  7. My eyes went SO big when I read what MissM had done...... and then I remembered myself at roughly the same age......... (With me, it was a car. I have never been on the back of a motorbike, still, who knows what today will bring ;O))

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  8. It's not as bad as it sounds.
    Here something like that is rather common.
    Plus MissM is no fool and she has weighed "the guy" carefully before accepting.
    I say you good for you, that's one thing you'll always remember: a bike ride on the Garda!
    So, no Bologna? You're back home?

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  9. I am with dotty cookie. The older they get the more I worry. I suspect it never ends.

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  10. Gulp; lots of mixed feelings here. A risk-free life wouldn't be worth living, so it's one's ability to balance risk and opportunity that really counts. But as a mother, I too would be glad to know she was back home!

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  11. My first reaction was pretty much the same...and then i thought, "She's a savvy girl and Mr&MrsM, you've done a good job. i'm sure she was smart about that choice." but yes, it does make one gulp at first.

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  12. Yowza. I pretty much had the same reaction too. My inner voice said "you did what?"

    Enjoy having Miss M home.

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  13. Gulp! It doesn't get any better as they get older either - my daughter frequently does things I wish I didn't know about, but there again I know I did too. I wouldn't have been married to the same man for nearly 36 years if I hadn't once taken a chance that would have turned my mother grey if she'd known - but that's another story! Glad Miss M is home safe and sound - especially as my daughter was also driving around Lake Garda in a hire car last week and announced that some of the drivers around were 'mad'.

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  14. Brava, MissM! Some of the most memorable experiences of my traveling life were from chance encounters and seizing the opportunity. Motoring up the coast from Dunk Island to Cairns with 6 of the nicest Aussie men one beautiful sunny day on a 46-foot Grand Banks is a day I'll never forget.

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  15. AnonymousJune 09, 2011

    Vroom vroom !! MissM as biker chick ! Beats a Lambretta any day

    Better to find out after the event I think definitely ...

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  16. I have always thought of MissM as having a Zen like calm but had not realised it had gone this far.

    Lake Garda is certainly a top place indeed

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  17. It's a good thing you are not the kind of woman to watch trashy thrillers like Taken

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  18. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (N is safely back in Budapest. What I mean is, she is no longer on some farm somewhere in the Hungarian countryside doing gods knows what. She won't really be home for months.)

    I am sure she is fine for all the reasons you have listed above.

    :{

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  19. A feeling of relief, I'm sure!

    N.

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  20. .... gotta watch those Italian boys with motor bikes... trust me. I KNOW!!!

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  21. Aren't you just so glad she didn't tell you before? (And I bet she is too)

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