Fortunately council grit and salt, the sun plus the efforts of various members of the public meant that we could get to Sheffield today, even if it took much longer than usual. Everyone else who was expected had also managed to get there. And so we got to Joan's home to find her, three of her children, their partners and some of their children there with a mighty spread of finger food ready to celebrate Joan's birthday.
Penny tells me that the staff say Joan has had a good few days over Christmas but unfortunately today wasn't a good day for her. I think she might have been a bit overwhelmed by all the people around her. The rest of us had a nice time, though. It was good to catch up. We haven't seen Tim for ages - he wasn't available when we had the cousins' lunch when Matt, Belinda, Sage and William were here in the summer. It was good to catch up with everyone else too.
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