Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Family Visit

My mother, sister and brother-in-law are coming all the way from Kent to visit us. This sort of thing doesn't happen very often. Usually, when my family gets together it does so on the far side of London. When you've always lived on the far side of London (as my family has) the North West of England seems a very foreign sort of a place.

The house is as clean and tidy as it's ever likely to be. I have fetched the fancy wineglasses my in-laws gave us out of the far recesses of the tallest cupboard in the kitchen- I had to employ a step ladder- and cleaned them of the accumulated grease and dust of years. I have made a batch of mince pies. Now I will have a sit down and read The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side and wait for Jenny to phone through their estimated time of arrival. Then I will have to start thinking about cooking tea.
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