Mal and I packed up at the Travelodge and then went to see Lou and Rhys and the kids to say goodbye. We would like to have stayed for NYE but there was nowhere for us to sleep except an air bed which I couldn’t manage with my back and so we headed off to Marion’s. Marion and Bryan had arranged to go for an Indian at Julie and Joe’s house so Mal and I tagged along.
They made us very welcome and we had a good evening.
Lou’s dad and Wendy and also her uncle visited. Mal and I went to the Harvester to have something to eat but I couldn’t taste anything, wasn’t hungry and kept coughing. We returned to the Travelodge early.
I had a terrible night, coughing and spluttering and in the morning we drove to Rhys’s. It was Josie’s first birthday. She opened all her presents and then they were all going to a play area with the kids. Mal and I stayed behind…Mal to sort out some problems on their computer and me, I just slept! I did manage to have a game of Monopoly with the boys in the evening before going back to the Travelodge for another very early night!
Lou cooked us a lovely dinner, in fact the joint of pork weighed 5 and a half kilos (as seen in the picture!)
Dosed up with Beechams and Lemsip, Mal and I left for Heathrow where we were collecting the three oldest boys to take them back to Cardiff. We opened our Christmas presents when we got to Cardiff. Mal and I were staying in the Travelodge and because I felt so ill, we returned early. I just couldn’t stop coughing and my eyes were just streaming.
We left Torin’s and headed off to High Wycombe to my sisters. By the time we arrived there I realised that I had caught the bug that everyone had at Torin’s. Marion had cooked a lovely dinner but I just wasn’t hungry and ended up going to bed at 8.00pm feeling like death.
Scarlet and Jack were up and playing with their toys and later Karen, Torin, Mal and I took them to the bowling alley. They were really well behaved and loved it. This was followed by lunch at Aroma. Yummy loads of king prawns.