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One year later

In 2021 our family planned a gathering in Abingdon to celebrate a milestone birthday. My Aunt, Evie was turning 80 and her sisters were going to travel to be with her. My mom from South Africa, and my Aunt from Naples, Florida. My cousin Steve, her son, was flying over from New Jersey. Coming with him were his two children, and his wife. As they were recently married, and had celebrated without their UK family, we planned a wedding tea for them. Of course, Dave and I would be there as well. The party would have been 13 strong and the plan was a cruise on The Thames for pre dinner drinks, followed by a meal at The Folly. Well, the worldwide pandemic put paid to that. Evie celebrated with Anne, her daughter, Stuart, Henry and Jane. We had a family zoom party across countless time zones as my sister lives in Australia. One year later, all seems to be different. Only Dave and I are going. Tickets have been booked, Visas are in our passport. And we have the rest of May to hold our breath and hope that the world is really back to living!


Published by Tandy | Lavender and Lime

I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in the picturesque fishing village of Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I visit new places on a regular basis to experience the food and culture of the area.

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