On Friday I took the children to Taunton to spend some time with Paul's family. Grandpa took the boys off while us girls had some retail therapy with Paul's mum, sister and her daughter. It was funny seeing Taunton after all these years. I grew up there moving away in 1988 to live in London with Paul. It has changed a lot since then. It is more sophisticated and affluent than it used to be. I kept looking at young people thinking I recognised them but then realised that old friends and aquaintances would be forty something like me!!!! I was pointing out all my old hangouts to Jasmine who thought it was all quite sad really. I guess it was, but we thought we were cool at the time, ho hum! Ooooh on the way there I got a message from my 1/2 sister who recently got in contact with me after 5 years and I asked her if she wanted to meet up with us as we were going to drive through her town. It was an emotional meeting. She is gorgeous, a tall, pencil slim, green-eyed, red haired, 16 year old beauty. She cried and was shaking as I hugged her. It was very brief as she still hasn't found the courage to tell her mum that she has been in touch. I can't wait to see her again.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Family Days Out