Our visitors finally arrived having made quite good time after they'd called, and bringing with them a selection of footwear suitable for a holiday taking in Brittany, Paris and the Alps in rather unpredictable summer weather.
We were amazed at how bright eyed and bushy-tailed the chidren were after their long trip, arriving in a strange place with people they didn't remember, and they stayed that way throughout the weekend. Their parents bore up quite well too.
Below, Benjamin and Bruno, bears of great character (Bruno's the one with the black nose),
and Emily of the gorgeous smile (she can manage a baleful glare too when she has a mind, though it usually breaks up into the smile again before long...)
as was the blue ceiling. Emily said she'd like to have toenail varnish that colour.
Mol was popular too, and seemed to enjoy the influx of new pups in the house, though she wasn't too impressed with the other furry animals that came along,
but she did get represented in the pictorial record of the household we were given at the end.
All in all, lovely, appreciative, funny visitors who were a pleasure to have. As Benjamin said, hopefully they'll stay a bit longer next time.