The weekend has been a great success. Sister turned up yesterday and it was a real reunion. When I looked at her (after something like 6 years!), it was like looking at a different version of my own face. Strange. We sat drinking wine,on the balcony in the last of the sun, and then eating supper on our laps and talking non-stop. The things we remembered, and laughed about. We talked about Mum and Dad, Grandmothers, Aunties (real and pretend),and all the things we recalled from our childhood. We finally got to bed at about 11.30, and had to get up at 7am for the Car Boot Sale.
It has been a lovely day, weatherwise and otherwise. Blustery and sunny and very good fun. We sold lots of things at the Car Boot; Sister made enough money to feel it was all worthwhile, and all my friends turned up to say hello too, plus Daughter, Grandson and boyfriend with his daughter. Grandson was lovely, he ran up to my Sister (whom he has never seen) and threw his arms around her, giving her one of his special kisses (this involves his little tongue being poked out and is a real smacker). She picked him up and cuddled him, and it was wonderful to see. While we were there, the Shoreham Air Show was in full swing, so we had a perfect view of all the old aeroplanes, and the new ones, helicopters and scary aerobatics. We ate bacon rolls and drank stewed tea. And a good time was had by all.
Then we packed up and drove back home - happily with less than half of the stuff we started with. My Gay Friend came round for tea and toast and damson jam and to look at the clothes Sister had brought with her - she works in film and had bags full of fabulous 'wardrobe' clothes which no-one apparently wanted. Some sold at the Car Boot, and some have ended up in my wardrobe. New clothes! What a treat.
Son's Birthday too, and it was about 6 o'clock this evening before I managed to talk to him. He was watching 'Lord of the Rings' in bed, and sounded really tired - but I suppose if you were up all night celebrating, that's rather a nice end to the day.
Happy Birthday Son, and Many Happy Returns...