|You can't believe they are on safely|
Visiting my daughter a few weeks back, she had a frantic phone call from a good friend: they had gone on their annual cycling holiday with their four children and arrived at their destination. All the bicycles were strapped to the back of the car with an impressive, anti-theft, Thuli lock. The only thing was the key to the padlock had remained 800 kilometres away, at home, with their house keys. This was alleged to be the wife's fault. So my daughter's task was to pick up the precious key from another good friend, who runs a shop close by to said house, trailing myself and my husband with her through a very congested part of town (which was good as we could sit in the car, double parked with the engine running), while she ran in to retreive said key. Then we had to high-tail it to another part of town where a courier was known to be found and express the key up to the grateful family. It all goes to show, I thought, it's good to have good friends and even better that it's not only the older generation that forget important things.