Saturday would have been my parents 45th wedding anniversary.

Christmas 2008
Christmas 2008

Normally at this time of the year, the Aged Stitches would have been in Cornwall for the annual holiday.  This year Ma came to us.

She arrived late on Monday evening but Little Stitch woke up, insisted on getting out of bed, and greeted her with the biggest hug.

We had a lovely week of shopping and playing and generally having fun, rounded off with dinner with the Stitches-in-Law on Saturday evening. It was another bittersweet evening as we were so obviously one seat short at the dinner table and Pa had so wished to be with us for this evening.  But it was not to be.

Ma is home again now and Little Stitch is running around the house shouting “Grandma”.  Thankfully her work is done…Ma is moving back to Lancashire as soon as we can make the necessary arrangements.  We are thrilled.