I went back home today, by home I mean my home town of Burton upon trent, a visit to my relatives was well overdue. I don't go that often, maybe two or three times a year, everything has changed so much since I left thirteen years ago. The house where I used to live is on a main road, and now it has a McDonalds opposite, it is so busy with traffic now, thank goodness I moved out.
My first port of call was to see Uncle Stan, he is coming up to his 87th birthday in June, and is still as busy as ever with his painting, hairdressing, and gardening. He has been busy painting pictures for an exhibition in the library starting on Tuesday for two weeks. All the money from the sale will go to the Air Ambulance, a charity Stan has supported for several years. He was in the local newspaper recently
I was invited for lunch, and Pat his wife prepared a lovely spread, vegetarian lasagne, steamed vegetables, roast potatoes, and bread and butter pudding with cream. I was well stuffed.
After that I knew Stan would doze in his arm chair so I went to meet my sister and her husband in their local for a drink, then back to their house where she showed me some photo's of her new granddaughter.
Then I went back to pick Stan up and we went to see my Aunty Lyn, Stan's sister. Neither of them are able to drive any more because of sight problems, so while I am visiting in the car it is a good opportunity to get them together for a natter. And boy did they natter, we left at 7.15pm, I dropped Stan off, and drove the 95 miles home arriving at 10pm.
So there you are, visit three relatives all on the same day, and everyone is happy. Now I can relax with a glass of wine.
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