Please excuse the random photo (entitled 'Cat with Muscat') by Son 1. Yes, the cat is sitting on the cooker. It was nice and warm on a cold evening. Yes, I wiped it with germ-killing stuff afterwards. The big question here, as in so many other homes, is all about planes and weather. My dad was due out with us this Monday, and managed the first leg of his flight (Edinburgh to London) and then got held up at Heathrow, with all BA flights to Toulouse cancelled. He made it in to London and has been staying there quite comfortably, and his genius daughter (i.e. my sister!) found him a seat on an Easyjet flight out of Gatwick tonight. So, if Gatwick is clear, and it seems good at the moment, he will be with us at around 9pm - hurray!
But where is his luggage? Well now, that's an interesting question. He's visited Marks and Spencer in London, so isn't short of clothes, but where are his Christmas presents to us? Where
are my sister's presents to us, for that matter? BA's answer to this is that they are in limbo somewhere between Heathrow and Toulouse. WHEN they arrive at Toulouse, we will be phoned... It may well be after Christmas.... Will it even be before my dad goes home?..
I will keep you updated! Have a wonderful Christmas - I think we will, because having grandpa here (with his new Father Christmas beard) is going to be far more important than having his presents.
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