A poxy start to proceedings

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After a truly amazing overnight stay at the Sofitel at Heathrow, we took off for Boston. But not before some tears were shed as my amazing friend of life bid us farewell. That was the toughest. Arriving into Boston in the early evening we were greeted by some biting cold and thick snow covered the ground. We were taken to our residence which I can only describe as being the extreme opposite of the Sofitel that we'd been in the night before. I went to bed counting down the hours to Monday when we'd be able to leave. Morayo-Hope's body on the other hand was plotting its own masterpiece. We woke up to her exclaiming she had spots on her back. One quick look confirmed it was chicken pox. And a quick picture to my mum (because we must always be sure and mum's know everything) - had her concurring. She continued to add:

"This time it is chicken pox for real not that time when you were busy calamining one blister. It was good exercise though."

Yes friends. We'd clearly had a false alarm in the past. I had rejoiced, giving thanks on high that MH had had the mildest chicken pox known to man. Well, what a waste of time. Our next few days were truly filled much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And that was just me. Morayo-Hope was in her own private hell and it was painful to watch. We bought every lotion and potion to ease her pain but it did little to curtail her suffering. Thanks to our Instagram followers who were real troopers and gave us the best tips and advice! My number one tip was to not wash her at all till it was over. I had washed her the first 2 days and it was hell. When I stopped the things started drying up.The worst part of the experience was probably being stuck in a single hotel room for 4 days. Judah was a little more than stir crazy. And we were so over the Chinese takeaways we had for lunch each day. By the end of the week we had managed to get ourselves into a serviced 2 bed apartment. We had now lived in 3 places in 1 week - to say I was exhausted is an understatement. Kola had also already started work. But at least now we were in a place we could be comfortable in till our permanent home was ready. We could breathe. I could cook. We could go outside!!!!!

 

Time for one last selfie before leaving the Sofitel!

Time for one last selfie before leaving the Sofitel!

Saying goodbye at the airport. Judah was so over it, clearly!

Saying goodbye at the airport. Judah was so over it, clearly!

The place we arrived to in Rhode Island at 10pm! Kola had to lug 5 heavy suitcases up 2 flights of stairs in the freezing cold. 

The place we arrived to in Rhode Island at 10pm! Kola had to lug 5 heavy suitcases up 2 flights of stairs in the freezing cold. 

Definitely not the Sofitel....but look at all that snow!!

Definitely not the Sofitel....but look at all that snow!!

The view into the living area from the mezanine level. I took this image kneeling on the bed that was supposedly for Judah & MH. Judah tried to jump over the wall to the floor below!! Time to check out!!

The view into the living area from the mezanine level. I took this image kneeling on the bed that was supposedly for Judah & MH. Judah tried to jump over the wall to the floor below!! Time to check out!!

The Hilton Garden City in Providence. They only had a single room available so we lived quarantined with our chicken pox in here.

The Hilton Garden City in Providence. They only had a single room available so we lived quarantined with our chicken pox in here.

MH lived in this swimwear cover-up and long sleeved tops because she didn't want to see the spots.

MH lived in this swimwear cover-up and long sleeved tops because she didn't want to see the spots.

Judah was always trying to find an escape route....

Judah was always trying to find an escape route....

sometimes only mummy's back will do for comfort.....

sometimes only mummy's back will do for comfort.....

at last, in the apartment!! it may have been 2 bedrooms but we all slept on this bed! 

at last, in the apartment!! it may have been 2 bedrooms but we all slept on this bed! 

Finally, the smiles came back as the pox dried up!

Finally, the smiles came back as the pox dried up!

Free at last & off to the mall!!

Free at last & off to the mall!!

Ready to take on the USA!! 

Tanaka  

xoxo

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