It took 10 seconds and a hug to make all the years ... and my stupid reservations ... disappear and I felt we were youngsters again. His laugh is something I have never forgotten ...we had such fun when we spent time together in the 50's and early 60's and his smile is the same as when he was little. He probably is as mischievous ...given half the chance.
We reminisced about the past, talked about our late parents and our children and grand children. I filled him in on some family history and about why his older brother has the unusual middle name Yelland, which apparently he uses as a double barrelled surname now.
Mikes' wife Helen, whom I have never met before, is his perfect partner ... no wonder they look so happy together. She enjoyed reading my Mums memories of Leven while we chatted and she admired my FH LO's... I felt that I had always known her. I wish we had had more time together ... maybe the next time they are over in a couple of years. They are off exploring tomorrow, before traveling south to spend Christmas with Helen's parents. I do hope they enjoyed their visit as much as I did.
I am off to my DS on Monday so I shall miss WOYWW next week and maybe the week after so I am wishing everyone ..........
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.... today ....as I think this will be my last post 'til Xmas is over.
I hope everyone out there has an amazing time and eats loads and has no guilt about doing so but just has FUN FUN FUN .... dont forget to put out the refreshments for Santa
Take Care xxxx