It might seem a bizarre way to spend your golden wedding anniversary, but my parents didn't want a party. They just wanted their three grandchildren and three children at home. In the end we all went out for a pub lunch in Great Yeldham and then spent a couple of hours at the Colne Valley Railway at Castle Headingham. They were having a Thomas the Tank Engine day, so my nieces were in their element. One of them, though, was a little frightened by the Fat Controller! The steam railway only has a mile of track, and I did think £11.50 per ticket was a bit steep (!), but it was a ll a very enjoyable experience.
The best part of the day was that on the way there, as a surprise, we took my parents to the church where they got married, in nearby Linton. It was all rather touching.
Yesterday evening, before I headed up to Birmingham, my sisters decided we would do something we hadn't done for about 25 years - and play a card game called Racing Demons. I used to love this game - it's incredibly fast moving, and provokes a lot of swearing. Nothing had changed, and I found myself calling my fourteen year old niece, Issy, things which would be banned on this blog... Disgraceful.
Anyway, it was a lovely day. Now back to politics...