By Cathy Cade cathy-cade.com
Dear Peter I hope Bouncer’s behaving and you’re not overfeeding him. Don’t let him sleep on your furniture.
Malta’s hotter than I remember.
I mentioned I was stationed here in the ’70s
and the hotel owner – who can’t have been long out of nappies at the time – has taken to regaling your mum with scurrilous ‘British soldier’ anecdotes in the bar.
I go up to bed and leave them to it.
We got chatting with a receptionist here – her mother died recently.
Petra was off duty when your mum went off souvenir shopping so I bought her a drink and one thing led to another…
we discovered we had more in common than we’d realised.
I must say, your mum’s been very understanding.
She’ll be coming home as scheduled and will collect Bouncer.
I’ll stay until Petra can get away.
She’s looking forward to meeting her half-brother – Dad
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