Isn’t it strange when you suddenly realise you have turned into your parents? With me, I am very much my father’s daughter. I find myself telling his terrible jokes and stressing out if there a too much disorder, as he did (although as a teen I was definitely a source of some of the chaos).
We all went to see my parents for lunch recently with Mr Shoestring’s mum and I spent a long time looking enviously around my Dad’s workshop and stealing plants from his garden! He has a lovely cottage garden. His other hobby, along with my mum, is finding bargain bits of furniture at boot sales and auctions and doing them up to sell. There was a time when I thought this was all boring, so give it 20 years and maybe I will see my daughters all planting lovely gardens and doing up old furniture!