I’m finding it quite startling to have a social life again, as it seems that everyone wants to see and catch up with us after our return. I actually double booked myself today, and am trying to avoid doing so over the weekend.

After a year of hobbitude, this is a totally foreign concept. I am happier with things this way, but part of me also yearns for the simplicity of my Portuguese hobbit days, which were so much less complicated and required a lot less planning.