Today starts the biggest invasion of relis in our history of the Old Manse culminating in a double birthday celebration for 28 in the Village Hall over the week end. Fortunately the suits in the BBC Blether Centre are sending us warm spring weather although this will not stop all comments about 'bloody freezing' and the ostentatious wearing of fleeces and tweed outer garments within a few inches of the Wood burning stove so I had better light it. Even this vast edifice cannot accommodate 28 so we are making use of three nearby B&Bs and the Irish Couple are camping in the garden thus feeling more at home, as it were.
Inevitably images of 8 or so children will follow.
Sorry, Chain Bridge Bloggee.
Buts its only for a weekend.
Long one, mind you