Today is my mum’s birthday – she will only read this if my dad points it out, since he is a silver surfer and she is not. My mum deliberately avoids technology – she used the opportunity of my 17th birthday to gain a chauffeur and prefers not to drive even.
Her own areas of expertise are in the crafts (she can knit and crochet, which I cannot), cooking and pointless tidying (don’t ever try and find anything afterwards). We established last week (as if we needed reminding) that map reading is not a forte.
A former colleague once said that I had parents from heaven – which is undoubtedly true.
Here they are pictured last year when I visited them in France and on holiday in Spain about 30 years ago.