G'day dear friend. Glad you enjoy a walk - me too.
So "the elder" spoke, eh? Did you do right? Well, I think I would have felt like saying worse! Don't know that I would, but as I wrote above, these guys act as though they have some hold over you for ever more! The best thing (for them too) is to let them know that they are an irrelevance in your life.
I'll have to share with you one day what was done to Mrs Ozzie - it's horrendous! Now don't get me started - I try not to think about it, but when i do it makes me angry.
This is where they're dangerous for they do it (blasphemously) in God's name.
OK, vent over, hope the weather's keeping good for you - and please give my love to Manchester.