Sunday, December 9, 2012
A welcome home
Anne put on a lunch for the weary travellers just returned from the USA and UK -- Paul, Susan and Matthew
Anne made some very good ham sandwiches to her own recipe which went down rapidly -- and she followed that up with some mini-Pavlovas topped with mango, cream etc.
We talked mainly about the big trip and Paul seemed to like Scotland best of all the places he visited. We also talked about British public schools and the possibility of Matthew being sent to one in due course.
Matthew had of course forgotten me completely so seemed a bit scared of me at first but he soon got over that. He had great fun with a pink balloon which entertained us all. He sure is a little livewire.
But that was not the end of the day's social activities. That night Joe rang me to say that officialdom required my birth certificate as part of his application for a passport. I think they dream up these things just to make life difficult for people. There was no such requirement for around 100 years so why now?
Anyway I scrabbled around and found a copy of the certificate and ran it over to Joe at Jenny's place. And while I was there we all had a cup of tea and discussed family trusts, real estate, divorce etc.