We are home after a rather exhausting trip round the country, visiting family.
First my brother and his wife, and little Jaimie at their new home in Haddington, below Edinburgh. Then down to Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire to see our wider family. It was lovely to see them all-
Michaela’s mum and my Mum.
My sister and her family. (Including a lovely night sat round a fire singing songs in their garden.)
Michaela’s brother and sister.
And her dad and his wife.
Then a trip down to Towcester to deliver Emily, who is off on a sailing trip on the Norfolk broads.
Then home via a wee party in Lancashire with some old friends.
Throw in some decorating, DIY, shopping trips and a lovely service in Derby Cathedral with some other old friends, and no wonder we are tired.
Tonight we will sleep soundly in our own beds…
Yesterday was Michaela’s birthday. We went on a trip to a public hall in South Normanton, where there was a display of local historical photographs- including this one, of Michaela’s paternal grandmother and great aunt, pushing two of her aunts in prams back in 1938.
We took this photograph- of three generations of Michaela’s family- her father (and wife Janet,) along with his sister Mavis (one of the babies in the prams above) then Michaela and her brother Chris, finally William.
Family is important. The threads that hold us all are stretched over long distances now, but it was a good journey…