Often in my posts, I mention my “delightful assistants”. These are people who assist me in taking tea and tasty treats at tearooms and other eateries.
I have labelled the two assistants who feature most often on my blog as delightful assistant no.1 and delightful assistant no.2.
Delightful assistant no.1 is otherwise known as my dear mama, the maternal parent, Elizabeth by name.
Delightful assistant no.2 is her spouse, my dear pater, known as Bennet, although his first name is in fact James.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been blessed with these two particular people as parents. They each have their own admirable qualities and are, to my mind, the perfect little set. I sometimes think of them in terms of a pair of salt and pepper shakers, a bit like this:
When I first left home more than 20 years ago I had no idea I’d be back living with my parents in my forties, but life is full of unexpected happenings.
Who knows what the future holds, but for now I’m enjoying the opportunity to spend time with these two splendid people who’ve been such a big, and positive, influence on my life.
As of December 2015 they have a blog dedicated entirely to them: www.delightfulassistants.wordpress.com