Thursday 18 August

This morning was chores central – the Mate tackled the laundry mountain while Skipper scaled hose-gate to fill my water tanks from the distant source.  Eventually they were ready to head across London to celebrate the second mate’s brother’s brilliant A Level results, which will see him off to Nottingham University to blow up the Chemistry Department.  The whole family enjoyed a day of treats and treatments, and came home late but a lot less stressed than they set off this morning.