Ian O'Doherty: The best son in the world?
Let's be honest, we all have a weird relationship with our parents. For instance, when ISpy turned up at Mater's door on Christmas Day, the television inside was suddenly turned off, the lights were extinguished and after twenty of minutes of shouting 'yoo-hoo' through the letterbox, we heard what appeared to be a muffled shout of 'we're not in, sod off.' It's quite the mystery.
But no matter how tense your Christmas dinner with the family was, you can bet your bottom dollar that it wasn't as bad the one endured by Noel and Margaret Foreman and their son, Neil.
The pensioners had been assiduous savers for years and had finally built up a nice little retirement nest egg.