During the 1950s she met her husband Leonard at Llandaff Rowing Club, where he was pretending to conduct a band with a dish mop
To my utter embarrassment my mum would be standing outside our house at 9pm armed with a dish mop
which dispensed a nasty sting as she whacked it on my arm if I was late.
Hours of preparation and cooking are rapidly followed by mounds of washing up reminiscent of the old cartoons in newspapers depicting Dad at the sink with a teetering pile of dishes, dish mop
in hand and wearing a frilly edged pinny.