Two things that have come to mind following a weekend away with the family for my Dad’s 70th birthday.
!. Firstly, my Mother, although she has drummed social graces into us all her life, has none herself and made absolutely no effort to be polite to my partner or interested in anything he had to say. Thank god for my sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew who stopped the weekend from becoming a complete disaster.
Secondly, my eyesight’s shot to bits and just doesn’t cut it any more in unfamiliar surroundings. Time to learn how to be a fully paid up member of the blind club I think!