Today at ten to one a conversation between me and my husband Ranjit is being aired on the Radio 4 Listening Project. Trevor Mostyn, my brother, recorded our conversation months ago and I had long since thought it had been rejected.
The episode has made me realise in an enormous way how wonderfully fabulously lucky I have been! Nearly every minute of my life with Ranjit has been joyous.
And, on top of that getting all these other beloved people – our three daughters, Bijoya, Sabita and Juthika. five grandchildren, Anna, Rory, Maia, Chandi, Sumi and son-in-law David. Anna put a message on Facebook. She said ‘My granma and grandad are going to be on Radio 4 … It’s the sweetest story about how they met. I’m a very proud granddaughter.’
So in about half an hour from now, Ranjit and I are going to listen to the programme and drink champagne. Real champagne. I bought a bottle half price from Sainsburys.