After the hiatus of Easter weekend, and the worries concerning Emma’s dad’s cancer today was the day for heading off to the New Forest and a day with my parents. Thankfully, Mr Jefferys was up to driving again so we didn’t have to drive the two sides of a triangle to collect them.

We had a very pleasant day, sitting in the garden, and going for the walks. We got to see my mum’s new ‘studio’ in the part-converted garage, and tried out the iPod with the speakers and amplifier for the wedding.

After Em’s parents left to go home, Em and I remained for a while longer to load up on paving stones to make a few paths through our expanse of gravel and for Emma to have a bit of a sleep whilst my Mum and I realised the shocking truth of just how big a shop it was going to have to be for our little holiday at Craflwyn Hall next month…