Good morning, everyone. A new week and a bit of a change in the weather round here. Much cooler, cloudy - a bit dismal really, especially after such a gorgeous day yesterday.
It truly was gorgeous, wasn't it? Wall to wall sunshine and cloudless blue skies pretty much all day.
The day revolved around a visit to Diana and Tom's for lunch. Diana is (was) Mum's half sister. Before we left home, I made a quick dash to Bickerdikes for a couple of nice little 'thank yous' to take with us so that was my half hour of exercise for the day. I was glad to get that in because the weekend, as with all my Dad weekends, was very food-naughty!
We had a great time chatting and catching up on all sorts of stuff over a delicious lunch of salmon and salad, followed by a tropical fruit salad.
When we left, before we set off back home, Dad took me on a tour of Kettering streets with family history. Both Mum and Dad's families were Kettering folks, born and bred, both sides were in the boot and shoe business in different ways, both grandads (mine) had small boot and shoe companies and both families lived very much in the same area. So we went in and out of very narrow roads - Digby Street, Bath Road and others, locating all the old homes where Mum, Dad and grandparents were born and/or lived, past the house where Auntie May used to live, finishing off down Kingsley Avenue where Dad's parents finished their days, first in a lovely house and then, after Gramps died, in a smaller house that was built to the side of the property when the big house was sold, where Nanna lived until she passed on.
Diana and Tom live in the house that was Mum's dad's home, the other side of town pretty close to Wicksteeds, so goiung there was also memory packed .
It was all very lovely, happy and nostalgic. I have very fond memories of childood visits to Kettering.
Today, I'm off home after breakfast. I'll have some washing and some shopping to do before a bit of tuition and a nice, easy evening. It should be a really nice day, whatever the weather decides to do.
And there might be tomatoes to pick! xx