Image by LA Wad via FlickrMy son celebrates his birthday next weekend and we headed out for something to eat with my father who travelled up from Hastings. I haven't seen him in a while and it was the first time that he would meet my girlfriend. A lot has changed since the last time we met and he was interested in finding out as much as possible. We don't have the most ideal relationship, rarely speaking much and meeting as regular as once every eighteen months. It's never awkward though as he has a good sense of humour and cares about what's happening in our lives. I should make more effort to be honest but that's the story from both sides. He didn't stay too long but he made an impression and the children are eager to visit him in the summer.
I was just as eager for the evening as my sister was intending to travel to Leeds with us for the weekend. I was under the impression that everything was in place but with thirty minutes to go she decided that she would prefer to stay home. This annoyed me because the reasons she stated were because I wasn't excited enough and that she was worried about travelling all that way. I find that incredible because she's been to other countries and my girlfriends sister regularly makes the journey from London to Leeds on her own. My parents said that it was a lot to expect from her as she's only young, but my girlfriends sister is six years younger. Anyway maybe something can be arranged in future but I'm disappointed with the outcome!