Right then - I'll be as brief as I can.
In the last missive I waffled on about having a holiday in Skipton with some chores included. That pretty much summed up about a week. At the end of which, my brother, his girlfriend and kid came to visit. It was the first time I've met the girlfriend and child (both of which seem perfectly nice and appear to be "comfortable" - ... my brother is smiling again for the first time in years. I'd not seen him since mum's funeral but we did at least both acknowledge that AND my dad's absence. He'd been invited to come but candidly explained he couldn't face Skipton... as it was one of "their" favourite places to spend days out together.... I just hadnn't been thinking when I pushed him... Anyway.... time will perhaps help with that one. Missing father a side, it was an nice day. They'd brought a picnic with them and we chugged off to Kildwick and back... The little girl being a natural on the tiller... my brother less so lol.