The day had finally arrived, when Kathy and Dave were coming to Sheffield to meet up with us. We picked them up at 10am on Thursday. Here we are at the station, not quite believing that they were actually here.
The first thing Kathy said to me, after we hugged was, “You’re so tiny”. I expect five foot one and a half (Yes, the half matters) inches is a tad short, but I’m used to it.
We drove the twenty minutes back home and by the time we got in, it was as if we had known each other for years.
The first thing on the agenda was a full English breakfast, followed by a lot of chatter. Well, it was chatter all the way through the meal, if I’m honest.
Mo and Dave really clicked. It was quite amazing. They became bosom buddies by the end of the two days. Kathy and I chatted non stop and I have no idea what we chatted about all the time. In almost all of the photos Mo took, we were deep in conversation! Here we are at a country pub, where they have lots of peacocks that wander around everywhere when the weather is good. We got a few photos of them.
We took them to a few places, to soak in the views and relax after their tiring days in Paris and London. Here we are in the grounds of a stately home. We went for a lovely walk there.
You can see how close Dave and Mo were in this photo.
I think they fell in love with England and the English countryside. We knew they would.
We took them out for a traditional meal of Fish & Chips and I must say it was the best I’d had for a long time.
All too quickly the two days came to an end and we had to wave them off on the train. Here we are at Sheffield station again. Doesn’t this photo look like a paparazzi shot of a movie star?
This is the last we saw of Kathy – Inside the train that had just departed for Manchester Airport.
We had a fantastic two days, that seemed like a whole week, we did so much. I can’t believe how quickly we bonded. It was as if we had always been friends and we already miss them. They have promised to come back again and we can’t wait.
I took hundreds of photos but, obviously can only post a few. Besides, I have to run them past Kathy to OK them and she’s very fussy about what you are allowed to see. Come to think of it, so am I.