A second night passes in our new home, and a second morning comes. Today we had our first visitors in the form of my mum and dad, lending their hands to help unpack, make sense of the kitchen and put up shelves in the study. Emma’s sister, Helen, also comes to visit.

It’s nice to see everyone, and with the weekend closing with a first meal of fish’n’chips and champagne with my parents around the dining table we can feel that we are really making progress in getting our new home into shape.