As most of my friends are now well aware and probably bored off hearing about, I’m going to be travelling round the world on a bicycle with my new cycling buddy Naomi.
No surprise then that her parents wanted to meet the man that their daughter is about to spend a year or more with in far flung corners of the world, and so a couple of weeks ago now I travelled by train to meet Naomi in Birmingham before taking a second train to Coseley to go meet her mum !
All good trips start with breakfast, large latte and a Danish, mmmm !
Naomi’s mum was very sweet and despite being a bit worried about what her daughter is about to do didn’t really give me a hard time, I think that the fact that I’d gone to see her was all she needed for reassurance, so we went out for a walk round a local park…
After taking her mum back home we went to a local restaurant to meet her dad and his girlfriend, yet again I was let off the twenty questions, much to my relief I have to admit ! And so was allowed to enjoy my lunch instead 😉
Naomi, her dad and girlfriend !
And so after what turned out to be a very enjoyable day we bade farewell to The Black Country and headed south in Naomi’s car for Stokenchurch where we cycled with some of my friends on Sunday and met more friends and my mum for lunch. Naomi seemed to settle in well and enjoyed the cycle ride as well as the food !
The next time I see Naomi will be in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Marathon, I’ve no doubt there will be more food, wine, friends and photos and so another blog, until then goodbye 😉