We had planned to travel to Yorkshire to see relatives this weekend but they have been struck down with a viral cough that is not wanting to leave them!
They were still happy to have us go down. My Aunt is the type of person who really looks after you and is never still and if we were there - even though she was under the weather - she would still be the same.
Listening to them both so badly coughing whilst on the phone it was obvious it was a really nasty cough and although they felt like they could manage our visit I decided that it would be best not to go to enable them to have time to rest and also - not being in tip top health - I am susceptible to picking things up and could do without catching it if it can be helped!
So we have a weekend free :-)
Yesterday Alan was out in the garden early and got a number of jobs done before I got up. We had some time together before Milly rose and then after lunch I went in a long bath whilst they counted the money from the jars we are saving to go to London and played cards :-)
We watched a movie together.....Submarine.
The choice from Love film by Milly as the main character is being played by an actor she likes from Young Dracula and Being Human.
It was a really interesting film, comedic, yet poignant and thought provoking .
A sign of a good film for me is that I am still thinking of it days after and am interested enough to find out more about the cast and director if I don't already know them. As I am in the process of doing that at the moment..... for me it was a good film :-)
As soon as it finished it was time to go to my Sisters for tea - having been invited by my brother in law when plans changed for the weekend.
A really lovely night with lots of laughter, eating tasty easy to prep food, chatting, playing Scatagories . Predictable winner each time in brother in law Charles. This doesn't detract at all from the fun of the game though. Nephew Alex and his Dad have great banter about it :-))
Milly loves to be on Unc Charles team :-)))
So grateful to have Family living close to us and to have the kind of relationship with them that means we all want to actually spend time together :-)