I've just been to the post box to retrieve the mail and was surprised to find a package addressed to my dear old Mum. As far as I knew, she hadn't sent off for anything and it didn't appear to be from one of her many animal supported charities.
Mum hasn't been well lately and to cheer her up I had been planning to put up the Christmas tree this Saturday as she so loves the festive season.
I took her a cup of tea in bed and gave her the parcel. A few moments later there was a cry from the bedroom which I heard in the kitchen.
I rushed in to discover that my late father's Arctic Convoy medal had finally arrived! Mum was terribly excited and silly old fool that I am, I went all misty.
A photo and accompanying story to follow. A most special day here in Maidencombe.