Keep your chin up
I'm really sorry to hear your news Anita. You’ve really suffered a double-blow recently, haven’t you? Time has really flown since Csilla came home; it feels like only 5 minutes since you were getting all excited about her coming back to Slovakia. I’m not surprised that you were in floods of tears at the airport when you said goodbye.
Your feelings have brought home something to me, actually. After about seven years in Japan, Tomono and I have decided to go back to the UK. We’d been thinking about it for a long time and finally decided in the summer. We both handed in our notices at work and we will be leaving for the UK in mid-December. We are naturally going to miss friends and family here in Japan very much and I expect a lot of teary farewells before we go. Tomono’s family will be going through your emotions before long I’m sure. They want us to be happy, but at the same time don’t want us to go. My family, on the other hand, can’t wait to spend more time with us. I wish there was some way we could keep both sides of our family happy…
We have a lot to think about and plan before we go, so I expect over the next few months we’ll be running around like headless chickens to make sure we’ve done everything. Starting a new life, settling into a new house and finding new work is going to be a real challenge, but one which we are both excited about. Fingers crossed everything goes well!
I’m also really sad to hear about your dog passing away. Tomono’s dog, Sherry, passed away not so long ago and she was absolutely heart-broken. To have such news on top of Csilla leaving must be unbearable. I’m not surprised you want to keep yourself busy to help keep your mind off it.
I would like to say ‘Keep your chin up!’ and I hope you are feeling a little better soon.
Useful English from today’s post:
(to) suffer a (double) blow
(to be) in floods of tears
(to) bring something home to you
(to) hand in your notice/resignation
a teary farewell
(to) run around like a headless chicken
(to) start a new life
(to) settle into a new job/house
soemthing happens on top of something else
(to) keep yourself busy
(to) keep your mind off something
(to) keep your chin up
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