Before I shook the dust of the south west off my trainers we had a visit from Dad and my other brother and sister, Piers and Freddie. Strictly speaking F and P are half-siblings and Dad gets all sentimental when we all get together as it doesn't happen that often. Add Jasmine into the mix and he was like a wise owl puffing out its feathers in pride.
With just one more day left together we took Jasmine to Yo Sushi to see if she'd be tempted by a taste of Japan.
Final goodbyes were tortuous as I felt the strongest protective feelings towards her and really did not want to say goodbye to her or my sister. Sian sent me some photos afterwards and I have to admit a tear or two was shed.
Back in London I am using AirBnB again and am in an admittedly tiny but very comfortable room in East Dulwich (south london).