My parents are finally here. It has been many months since I last saw them (around 8 months), and during the visit to Malaysia that time, I only managed to see my parents over 5 days. Before that, the last time I've been back to Malaysia had been 3 years prior. So far, I've received quite a few comments saying how young my parents/father looks. To be honest, even I was shocked seeing how young my parents still look when I picked them up at the bus station last night. Time has been quite kind to my parents and I deeply wish it will be as kind on me (haha!).
Today, as you guys could probably see from the Tabblo (i.e the picture plate above) our plans were successfully executed. It has been around 30 years since my parents last visited Stratford-upon-Avon, and it has been their wish to go there again as the place has a certain sentimental value to them - the nature of which is kept secret from us. I couldn't really say my parents were awashed with nostalgia today, but they seem to fully take in the beauty and culture of the place. What I enjoyed seeing most was my father bringing Sarah to feed muffins to the swans and ducks by the canal (Funny true story: once someone approached my father and asked if Sarah was his daughter!). It's wonderful seeing Sarah's curiosity with animals mixed with my father's enthusiasm to entertain (and teach).
In the end, I look back to see today as tiring, but satisfying. Stratford-upon-Avon is truly a beautiful place and suitable to bring anyone of any age to relax and picnic on the grass by the canal or even go shopping at the town centre (that's a HINT to all of you with parents coming soon;)
Thank you for reading everyone, I'm about to retire as we have an early day tomorrow. The bus to the airport leaves at 10am.