Tonight was the scene of our first dinner party, and the guests: Helen and Nick. I had bought a joint of beef from the nice butchers in Launton yesterday, and today we cooked. It was absolutely delicious, although in a kitchen with a less preparation space than virtually none, it was a logistical challenge. Seeing as we have invited all the family to ours for Christmas I do so hope we can squidge in and get our new kitchen fitted in time.

Nick (our resident John Lewis kitchen planner) thinks that it should be possible but we will need to get our skates on. And we did try not to get him to do ‘Sunday planning’ whilst he was there…