My parents came back from Germany separately (my mother couldn’t travel because she was pregnant with my brother at the time) and re-settled in Kilmarnock. Unfortunately, Scotland proved too cold for my mother and they decided to re-settle in England. Eventually we ended up in Birmingham at 158 Alcester Road South.
In my grandmother’s later years, she had a stroke and left Glasgow to come and live with us.
She had a big room upstairs and whenever I came home she’d call downstairs:
“Christine… would you bring me a small ‘tate’ of water?”
Not wanting to be at her beck and call all evening, I’d fill a big glass and bring her a big ‘tate’ of water!