So it’s not a particularly good photo of me but John and I arrived from Berlin and Mumbai respectively within half an hour of each other last night. The Boywonder had done a sterling job managing house, dogs and little sister since Tuesday: he’s walked the dogs all week; done all the cooking and the laundry and even ironed!

Here we are touring the progress of the tradesmen in our absence in the new extension. I think the OH looks like Prince Charles on a walkabout.