Well, with my parents visit there was a lot more activity than normal, eating out most days for lunch,
visits (sans les enfants) to wineries in the Hunter Valley (if you've not tried a Hunter wine yet apparently you can get hold of some in M&S),
wee day-trips up the coast to Port Stephens.
Mother and I even did a spot of shopping. We are not compatible in this area, she is a shopper, I am not. Unless it involves markets. But we do enjoy a nice Mother/Daughter lunch date.
Obviously the kids were involved with pool days,
walks to Blackbutt (my butt ached for 2 days after the walk home up THAT hill) and general nonsense with Grandpa.
There were plenty of cuddles, especially Robert who now misses his Grandma :-(
There was some making, including some quilted placemats for Ma & Pa's hosts,
a glasses case for Mother (no photo), I started a scarf with some Noro yarn that Mother brought with her but need to source some more,
and I've made some hot water bottle cozies from an old ripped wool blanket.
Pattern from Martha Stewart here.
And now it is officially Autumn here. The days will get shorter and it will get (relatively) cooler. I'm looking forward to getting to use one of these babies myself!
What better excuse than to get out the gorgeous birthday bag sent from 2 lovely Edinburgh ladies!
When we first got married nearly 19 years ago, hers was some of the only music we could agree on so it took us right back. Definitely need to make more of a effort to get dolled up and go out on our own more!
So that's about it for now, hope all is well in your neck of the woods!