Saturday, December 19, 2009

An amazing day

I have just had a fantastic Christmas present .... a wonderful day catching up with my cousin Mike, who I have not seen since 1977 as he lives in New Zealand now.
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 ..........


.... today 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


Anne said...

Oh wow, it must have been amazing to see him after all this time, and I too get a bit wobbly about doing things like that - but I'm glad you were brave because you obviously really enjoyed it!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas - I have so enjoyed visiting your blog and your FH discoveries this past year - see you in 2010!!!!

Anne x

Jocelyn said...

So glad that it went so that not amazing!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!

Morning's Minion said...

What a lovely visit you have had. I hope the holidays will prove just as pleasant. Enjoy the time with your family!

Julia Dunnit said...

Brilliant Angie, so glad it was such a fab day, how lovely and warm a memory that will be.
Happy Christmas to you too friend.

Carmen said...

What an amazing day! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and not only that but that you are doing it again :D

Happy Christmas Angie ol'mate, ol' chum! Am so pleased our blogs and lives crossed paths this year :)

Ann said...

Lovely memories for you to cherish and photos to scrap!
Wishing you a very happy Christmas with your adorable grandsons. Show us the photos/layouts afterwards please.
I've really enjoyed reading your posts since I 'found you' earlier this year. Take care now.