Our plane arrived at Manchester half an hour late. We'd left the sunshine of Spain to be met with overcast skies and light drizzle. There were three Spanish ladies in the seats in front of us on the plane. I did consider that their first impression of Manchester and England was perhaps not the best.
A phone call to Brian confirmed that he had already made arrangements for Father's funeral. Unfortunately because of Christmas and New Year the earliest date he could get was the 10th January. Still that gives us some time to sort out a few things.
So we celebrated New Year at Laura's in Sale and will be celebrating my 60th Birthday here as well. Not quite what we had planned but it is good to have more time with our girls.
We've booked our flight back to Spain for the 11th.