We’re all very excited coz the gorgeous Marie Clare, the eldest daughter of Bill and Jane (our considerably olders closest friends), arrives on Wednesday with her friend Laura. I’ve been cleaning and dusting and polishing and daydreaming and talking to the dogs and the cat and daydreaming some more BUT, I’ve almost got the house ready for her arrival.

Just put the flowers in the vases and cleaned all the leaves off the stone table, so we can sit there and natter a whole lot, while enjoying the view . What do you think? (other than I should also have cleaned the leaves off the floor too – but I like to make them crunch!)kr