Well, Ian and family have just gone, after spending the best part of a week with us. We are so immensely grateful to God that he has got this far, and was able to cope with the journey in order to have this break by the sea.
He’s still quite weak, very little energy, and needing plenty of rest each day: but if he paces himself carefully he’s able to do some of the things he likes. It’s been wonderful to see him daily gaining strength and confidence! The main issue now seems to be his peripheral vision, which has vanished. The medics aren’t sure whether it will eventually return, and he has further tests in 4 months. But he does pretty well, all things considered.
Youngest Daughter continues to amaze us – she is doing everything, looking after their two little boys, packing, planning, washing, organising, driving … it was good to have her here and to give her the chance of a bit of down-time to herself. Meanwhile Hub and I were always on the go with a four year old and a two year old to keep busy
How do you rate a successful holiday when people come to stay? I’ve settled on 3 things :
1. lots of fresh air and exercise so little kiddles fall asleep IMMEDIATELY …. and sleep all through the night …. and hopefully their parents too
(Not me, alas. Ever the insomniac )
2. Plenty of food which everyone likes … a bit of a challenge with the grandkids sometimes but I’ve got it sussed!
3. A mixture of fun things to do and rest for everyone, so we’re all chilled and relaxed
So the furniture is all back in its usual place … sheets and towels in the wash … beach things rinsed and drying for next time … toys tucked away … cleaning, hoovering and bathroom-scrubbing done … Hub and I are ready for a rest
A very. Long. Rest.
I am going to do as little as possible. For as long as possible.
Until next Tuesday. When we go to Surrey to look after D2’s children while she takes major exams …
What are your 3 top tips for a successful holiday – when people come to stay with you, I mean