What will it be.....a glass of white, rose (which is taking over from red wine here,surprisingly) or will we crack open a bottle of bubbly, in celebration of you coming to visit?
As I go through to sort the drinks I would shout through to you to 'just push the dog off the sofa and have a seat'
Once we were settled I would tell you how glad I am that you've come all this way to visit and ask how the journey was.
After catching up with your news, I would tell you how happy I am to be home, having just returned from 10 days in the UK. I would tell you how dad had been in hospital when I arrived, but was allowed home the next day...and I would probably share with you how it upsets me to see him so unwell, and with his situation only getting worse as time goes on.
On a lighter note, I would tell you how much I enjoyed spending time with Kirsty...even if I felt like a midget- and I WAS wearing high heels!....
...and how we had gone to a family wedding together
The Bride is my second cousin
I would tell you about my trip to Newcastle, staying for the first time in the flat Kirsty is sharing with one of her school friends. I would tell you how pleased I am to see her happy in her new job and gaining confidence in herself again.
While telling you about catching up with old friends, I would top up our drinks and remember that I haven't put out any 'nibbles'! After remedying that, you would hear about how , on my return to Scotland, I managed to have a night with my oldest friends (and that they just about managed to agree on a date for their next visit!)
You would hear my delight as I tell you about Craig and Kirsty arriving...and of how we managed to get dad out for a few hours on his Birthday, even though he is still recovering from being out for that few hours.
As we finish our drinks I would ask you what your plans are for the upcoming few weeks, and tell you that I really do hope you come back round about the same time next month, when we can share each other's news and company again.
Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you