Today began for me with several house of cleaning and sorting, to reverse the effects of CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) brought on by a week of anglegrinding. A layer of fine red-brown powder had descended over all surfaces near any windows, and this had to be removed before our friends visited. The roof is, however, fully primed, so the next step is the next coat of primer.
At 3:30, James arrived back from Cambridge, with our friends F and E. A short tour of the 'estate' turned into a kite-flying session with some of our neighours and getting to know the resident sheep.
After these excitements, we retreated back to the Duck for tea and I started cooking dinner. We are still enjoying a glut of courgettes, beetroot and tomatoes on the mooring vegetable plot, so I roasted an assortment of brightly coloured vegetables, potatoes, and a gammon joint with a brown sugar glaze, which was all very tasty.
During all this, Lyra was the centre of attention, as our visitors are great cat-lovers. SO she got very fussed over and throughly enjoyed the attention!
All in all, it was a very pleasant way to spend the best day of the week, with good fun, good company, and good food!
Tomorrow we have more visitors but we're hoping to get some painting done too!
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