Their move to north Wales didn’t go to plan.
It was so different from the south of England
and the house, bought in a phone call was not as she expected.
There was so much she hadn’t been told over the phone,
and so much more she had forgotten to ask.
There were more leaks than expected,
but she had expected a bathroom,
and even the old toilet outside
There was a lot to think of
a lot to sort out
in their new home
in this new place,
in a new country
where she knew no one.
So, she could be forgiven
to warn him.
She picked him up eagerly
after his first morning in school.
“Was it good?“ she asked.
“Were the other children nice,
did you have fun?”
“It was great, Mum,” he answered.
She sighed with relief.
Something had gone right.
“There was one thing
that was really strange
She looked up alarmed.
“Oh no, what was that!?”
“They all spoke French!”