My parents have been flooded in for a few weeks up in Cambridge, meaning that when I spoke to my mum the other day she sounded a bit stressed.
“It’s been awful”, she told me. “We’ve not been out of the house. We’re both desperate to get out, we can’t wait for the flooding to go down! We feel rather trapped”.
“Oh dear. Is Dad OK? Put him on”.
There’s a rustling as my mum puts down the phone and seeks out my father. I hope that being stranded is not upsetting him too much.
“HELLO!” He booms. “Have you heard about the flooding?”.
“Mum told me”, I explain. “Are you OK?”.
“Oh yes!”, he replies, enthusiastically. “It’s very exciting!”.
Sometimes I’m more like my mum, sometimes more like my dad.
I took this photo last time I went up to visit them.