They hunted high and low and found one ... just in time for his birthday.
VJ lined it with an old map showing his home town.
Her little girl, always by her side, watched.
They took Grandma and Grandpa out for a combined birthday/Mothering Sunday lunch ... ... at their favourite pub by the river. For a while, it was impossible for them to get to it, the long, winding road cut off by flood waters. They sat outside at rough hewn tables, in glorious Spring mid afternoon sun, watching heron and swan. The pub was full to the brim, (photos taken as they left - almost the last to leave!)
An addictive buzz of chatter and laughter,
over the crackle of vinyl discs,
playing Otis and Marvin.
Interesting artworks and eclectic collections add to the character