Today, on the first Thankful Friday of February (pinch, punch etc etc ) there's one thing I'm very thankful for. And that is that Pa is out of hospital and on the mend.
This time last Friday, when I met The Rents and Big Bro in Southampton before a wedding, he was anything but on the mend, suffering from a bad chest infection and in pain from falling backwards down the stairs two days before.
Pa and weddings do not go well together and usually involve hospital trips.
This time he missed the wedding reception - an amazing extravaganza of a meal in the most gorgeous hotel.
But like I said, he's on the mend.
So what else am I thankful for?
Certainly not my latest car insurance quote - almost £700...
People of London, is this normal for a 1ltr tiny 8 year old car that drives 2,000 miles a year maximum and lives on a leafy street in west London?
My fab Facebook friends who live elsewhere in the UK have all told me theirs are all half that, even though they drive much flashier cars and use them for things like commuting.
So is it just the London postcode?
Or is it because a woman reversed into my car when I wasn't even in it and her insurance company paid up without even questioning it?
I wish I knew.
I wish I could call and find out,
But I can't, so I'm going to recruit some ears to find out for me... Providing the insurance company will talk to someone else on my behalf.
Happy Friday everyone