“Ella?” I knew exactly who it was from that one word. It was my dreaded Aunty Cath!!
Aunty Cath is what is commonly known as a ‘fun sucker!’ The sort of person that even on Christmas Eve, sees nothing but doom and gloom and sucks the fun out of everything.
The funny thing is, that her husband; my Uncle Tom. Is the exact opposite.
Uncle Tom is the sort of man who wakes up everyday and is just happy that he doesn’t have a toothache. It sounds strange, but imagine how horrible it would be to wake up with a toothache. Uncle Tom says it’s all about having an attitude of gratitude.
Uncle Tom is also one of those lovely guys who does nice things for other people all the time. In fact every year, he dresses up as Santa Claus and rides through Nottingham Christmas Parade giving out gifts and raising money for charity.
So although my heart sank when Aunty Cath said she needed me and my sister Bell to go over IMMEDIATELY- we were more than happy to, because apparently ‘Uncle Tom had a problem.’
We did wonder what on earth the problem could be, especially when she said; “AND BRING ALL THE DOGS!!!”