We were delighted to see our granddaughters, who with Paul came to stay for five days. It was a full house with them and Michelle and Michael. Lots of fun, lots of noise, lots of presents!
Stevie and Riley loved the kangaroos and the chickens, if they had had their way the eggs boxes would have been checked twenty times a day, collecting eggs is so exciting, particularly if you then get to eat them for breakfast! :-) Riley loved catching chickens and giving them cuddles.
We set up a couple of hammocks under the trees that proved very popular with everyone. Poor Riley had the shock of her life when she found she was sharing the hammock with a tree frog. I don't know who was more shocked, her or the frog! While Stevie was making pastry with Grandad Steve, Riley and I found the teeniest tiniest frog in my little pond, it was the size of my little fingernail, so cute.
We spent the weekend cleaning the house and putting Christmas away, and washing. Then we had a couple of days of utter sloth. I read a great book written by one of my favourite authors - Kate Morton. It was her new book, The Lake House, and I enjoyed it very much. Oh yes, ha ha, and Neo finally came out from behind the bed, where he took up residence for most of the week. :-)
Meanwhile, in the garden, the zucchini plants have quietly invaded the world. So many zucchinis! Front left are two cucumbers so that gives you an idea of the size of the zucchinis! We will have to start picking them more regularly now to keep the size down, they literally grow before your eyes. I had never tried raw zucchini before but we've been eating raw slices with picky plate lunches and we both really like it.
Happy Happy Birthday to our darling daughter Michelle. The start of a new decade in your life lovey, enjoy! xxxxx ooooo