We went out for afternoon tea, a pot of tea with coffee and walnut cake. When I was a teenager living at home if we ever went out for coffee, mum always wanted to have some cake but didn't think that it was particularly healthy to eat a complete slice, so while my father and brother had a slice each, mum and I always shared one between us. It made me smile that now, some thirty years later, my father ordered two slices of cake, one for him and one for me and mum to share! Her careful eating has obviously paid off because now in her mid seventies, she is a very trim size 10.
In the evening we sat and chatted while I knitted. I had taken some sock knitting as it was easy to take on the train. My parents can't really understand why I would want to knit socks. Both of their mothers knitted socks out of necessity, to save money or because the quality was better than bought but now that socks are easily and cheaply available why anyone would ever choose to knit them? Isn't it interesting how your upbringing affects your views for years and years.
So that was my day, a peaceful time catching up on news and chatting about the family. As always I wish I lived near enough that I could make short day visits more often rather than going to stay only every few months.