Danni, Elizabeth, and Ella came to lunch today. Jackie produced her usual splendid spread.
Danni helped her daughter. As we all do, our niece couldn’t prevent herself from mirroring Ella’s mouth movements.
Ella preferred to use her fingers.
and throwing skills were displayed,
and mother and daughter romped on the floor.
Danni e-mailed a couple of photos she had taken of me and Ella before lunch. Our great niece fancied cutting her teeth on my lens cap, I diverted her with a game of peek through the napkin ring. Elizabeth entertained her granddaughter for a while, reading “Ella Saves Christmas”, a little gem that Jackie bought in the week.
Over lunch we discussed the degrees of cousinship, in particular relation to Mum’s cousin Ivy Wilson and her children Audrey and Roy. Were they first, second, third; once or twice removed from us, etcetera. Later I opened up my pc to consult my post “Holly”. I was amazed to find that, at about the same time as we had been having our conversation Sarah Birnie, a descendent of Holly King’s twin sister, had been commenting on the highlighted post with information about Holly’s tragic death and a request for the photograph mentioned by my cousin Yvonne. Sarah lives outside Perth, about an hour and a half’s drive from my son Sam and his family. I alerted Yvonne to this additional material in a Facebook chat.
Friends Heather and Johnathon came to collect Danni and Ella to take them home. We had a very pleasant conversation, especially as Heather and had knee surgery in common and Johnathon and I could swap marathon stories.
Only minimal sustenance was required this evening.