We were up and about early this morning, got the required shopping out of the road (sisters birthday on Monday, sister-in-laws on Wednesday), and some ‘unrequired’ bits and bobs – unrequired as in: “why did we buy garden furniture, look at the flipping weather!”.

So we have retreated indoors, had a nice leisurely dinner and I sit here, glass of wine in hand. In the midst of our current hectic schedule, today has been a much needed ‘do nothing’ day. Tomorrow, we head through to say goodbye to the in-laws as they head for Spain on Monday. Tears expected.