I'm having a bad time at the moment, having just said goodbye to my son (21) who has been with me for a month here in the Var. The latter part of his trip was tainted by my dreading the upcoming goodbye and on the day itself I managed to hold back the tears for his sake yet on the drive home I cried my eyes out, and literally hurt when I went into the room he'd been staying in to strip the bed afterwards.
On the whole life in France is good but I miss my family so much. Of course they come out to visit but I'm having a really tough time handling the departures. I'm contemplating moving back to the UK but have a feeling that I'll find myself wondering what the hell I've done come a grey November day in the London suburbs and the noisy neighbours driving me mad. Does anybody have any tips on overcoming the dreaded airport goodbyes and a dash of homesickness?