Monday, March 23, 2009

Breakfast in bed, we'll meet again and instructions.

1. I like coming in to see my mother in the morning while she has her breakfast in bed. Robert is there too. I make him move over.

2. Granny glances up from the pile of photos. 'Is my David still alive? I sometimes forget when I'm looking at pictures of him,' she says sadly. We talk about how they'll be meeting again one day, and she sings 'We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when.' Then she wonders if he's met someone else. All I can say is that this doesn't seem very likely.

3. Nick has been to see his mother today. She has given him a book called 'Your Marriage', which was given to her by her parish vicar when she was engaged.


  1. I wish I knew more of this story. Or what happened before this.


  2. OH - when is the wedding date?

  3. Joe -- the wedding is towards the end of November :-) It's very exciting, but we've got sooo much to do...

    Needles -- it's actually a really nice book (if a bit bossy about having children 'If you can't have any, you should adopt. And then a few years later adopt another, and then another.')

    It talks very gently about S-E-X (it was written at a time when you just didn't mention that sort of thing), recommending a number of books, and a talk with a GP!

    I felt very privileged that she should have sent it over :-)

    But it does make it all a bit scary-real!

    Hi Lorna -- I'm afraid Three Beautiful Things is all you get, sorry. I've decided against giving too much back-story, because I always regret it when I do.

  4. I, too, find myself wanting to know more. It's amazing how intriguing these three little tidbits can be. Loved them all and can just imagine your mum singing we'll meet again. What a tender moment that must have been.


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