Zest Lit Issue 2, October 2013 - Page 123

‘Handy for the airport. Where you off to next, darling?’

‘Scotland actually. I’m going to add a few days on and see if I can find out more about Grandad’s dad. It’s odd I can’t find him anywhere online, no death certificate, nothing.’

‘But if he died in Spain would that have been recorded here?’

‘That’s what I don’t know. There’s some stuff in Glasgow about the men who went to Spain so I’m going to have a look at that and if that gets me nowhere, next stop Spain.’

‘Seriously?’

‘Well, it’s a good excuse for a break as well. I haven’t really gone on holiday since Dave left. And I do feel quite fired up about this, Mum. It’s exciting having a hero in the family.’

‘Yes, it would be nice to know a bit more about our heroic roots, I suppose.’