Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A very special day

Every time I come back here I think I really should do it more often!  Anyway, today I have something to tell you that is actually quiet interesting.
On my mum's side of the family we have relatives in Canada. It's a long story about how I managed to make contact with them and introduce the East Coast family to their cousins on the West Coast that they didn't even know they had.  We have been e-mailing for a few years now and a few weeks ago, my mum's first cousin, Buzz (short for Robert) said that his grandaughter was graduating from St Andrew's University in Edinburgh (yes, that one!) and so he and two of his daughters were coming over for that and, long story short, they came to visit us yesterday.
This meant I had to tidy the house.  Those of you who know me will know what this means. (LOL)
They arrived at about 11.45 and we talked until 17.30, with pauses for tea, food, tea, more food and tea.  Isn't it funny how you feel like you've been best friends forever when you've only just met.
We swopped life stories, even managed to talk a bit about religion and politics, and I now have a lovely stack of Canadian magazines to read and some goodies for my Christmas hamper.
Having planned for both mum and OH to have a rest in the afternoon, neither of them wanted to.  I was amazed at how mum kept going all day and didn't even seem to get tired or uncomfortable, although she is a bit dozy this morning.  I must also pay tribute to OH who was a star and helped a lot with the housework beforehand and did his bit in keeping everyone entertained.  Quite a lot of the time there were three conversations on the go, we kept swopping talking partners so everyone got to know everyone.
It was a very special day, I think we all felt that and I really hope they will be able to come again before too long


  1. Sounds like it was a fantastic day for you all.. Hurrah! Vxx

  2. It's wonderful to meet up with far-flung family. We had a similar experience a few years back when some family in Hawaii and California 'found' us. Great reunions have followed every year.