It's funny isn't it, how even though you have not seen someone for 10 years if it is family (or close friends) then it could have been just yesterday when you saw them. No requirement to explain who you are and where you come from. The only problem with a short visit is finding enough air time to fit in all the latest gossip.
I expect we might see her again at Christmas time with her brother in tow, if we are lucky. Full of stories that I may not want to know about. The life of a farmer, though full of the basic things in life...poo,wee,vomit and reproduction...is in a weird way still quite clean, or uneventful, if you know what I mean. The children are still trying to explain to me when or where I may have smelt the smoke from marijuana but my sheltered, sububurbian upbringing refuses to recognise it. Maybe I am pot-smoke "nose-blind", or am like people who cannot smell the aftermath of an aparagus binge??? Hey ho we may never know.
The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day.
See you all soon