My sister Caroline had been planning to visit before Christmas but unfortunately a road accident had created such queues that after 2 hours in the heat with the children she decided to turn around and go back to Wellington.
Today she made it through with her three Grace, Luc and Jacob and one extra friend. We got the Christmas tree cake we'd made out the freezer and even though the smarties had run somewhat the children almost finished it in one sitting!
J had a great time playing with Grace who is 2 years older than her, but Noah and Isaac seemed a bit overawed by the noise and played quietly by themselves.
Hannah and Joe came too. Joe tells me he has visited us every day this Christmas. I think he's at a bit of a loose end as he has recently split up with Abi his wife of five years. Still we enjoy having him around and he is even helping out a bit with making coffee, fixing the computer for me and a little bit of child care!
Which is more difficult?
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