With the imminent visit to Liverpool, and then very soon afterwards returning to England until next year, it feels like a return to civilisation after being on a desert island. It has been a long time.
It always takes me a while to become re-accustomed to the noise and crowds. I'm beginning to feel much the same as when I was a little boy and I had to go back to school after spending the summer in the woods and on my bike. A part of me doesn't want to put my shoes back on. Fortunately there is a lot to look forward to.