It has been busy here.
Sunday saw the 9th birthday of DD3, the handmaiden of God, Helen. We celebrated with a family tea- party (where contrary to my fears, there was enough food. Not enough chairs, but *just* enough food for our unexpected guests!) and then on Tuesday, a pool and activity party for some of her school friends and cousins. This went brilliantly well, and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Today is my much-loved mother`s 71st birthday, so we all went our for lunch with her, and we are now partied-out - four family parties in less than 10 days. Mercifully we have a gap till the next crop of three birthdays in September :-0