Yes, the family do sometimes remember we are here, and to prove it we had a visit from our daughter Emma over the weekend. We had expected her to get here by lunchtime but the huge pileup on the M40 on Saturday meant she didn't arrive till rather later.
The weather was quite kind for a change. We had a stroll up the towpath into Stone on Sunday morning, and after coffee in 'Spoons' we wandered back to Oakapple in the sunshine and cooked a traditional Sunday lunch.
The sun was still shining on Monday and we caught the bus into Stafford, where we showed Emma the sights, including the old court house and the lovely little old church of St. Chads, the oldest church in Staffordshire. A visit to Stafford would not be complete without lunch in the old picture house, which Emma was very impressed with.
On our own again by Wednesday, we drove to Lichfield. It is a fine old City, and the Cathedral is stunning. Today the rain has returned so it's a catching up day ready for the usual Friday gathering, minus a few faces this week as some of the gang are in Cornwall on Holiday.