For the first time in her life, Sophia had decided to keep a diary of Hilke and her week in Turkey. They had such a wonderful time and experienced so many exciting things, that Sophia said it would be worth writing a book about it. However, this is no book, but written as a letter to her best friend Lisbeth. You might enjoy it too... I think... I hope... Well, why don't you judge for yourself? (See http://sophiaburns.com)
A lot has changed in my life... I got married and moved to Canada. Of course I am very happy with my new life, but I will miss visiting Dandy! However, I am glad to know that he is VERY happy... he has a large aviary to play in and certainly doesn't miss his old life. We got a lot of flack from some people, who thought we abandoned Dandy, didn't love him, didn't even try... all I can say is that we always did the best we could, and that we always had Dandy's very best interest at heart. We thought it would be very selfish of us to keep Dandy in an environment where he was very unhappy, just to satisfy our needs. Perhaps we could have done some things differently, we did not have the knowledge I acquired later. Dandy, my sweets, I still miss you!