I was hoping to find time to blog before this, but no chance. I’ve been so busy! Tidying, cooking, cleaning, entertaining the rellies plus trying to keep the munchkin calm amid the chaos. Her baptism service was really nice, the vicar was lovely, everyone arrived and got home safely and lots of food was eaten. Thanks Carmelo for the idea of veg sticks and dips….they went down really well. The munchkin’s cake was slightly stressful as it didn’t rise much though it was very light and tasty, a bit of umming and ahing over how to decorate it and it went immediately….has given me a bit of a bug for cake decorating though…..will have to make another one soon….next excuse for a cake I can come up with is Valentines…hmmm….sorry sidetracking…

Somehow it didn’t seem too crowded with 17 of us here on Sunday, we just seemed to spread out around the kitchen and living room. At least we knlow we can do it again should we need to.

We had a great night out with Mr H’s family on Saturday while L babysat for us. It was really nice to get to know J’s fiancee a bit better and to spend time with the family, we haven’t had a get-together since Christmas over 2 years ago. We see my family a lot, but the distance betwen north scotland and the south west of England is a long way, we’ll see them all again for J and S’s wedding though in April.

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My challenge now is to keep the house as tidy as we made it for Sunday, managing ok so far (but have had Mum here to stay until this morning and she’s helped a lot). I really hope I can do it, it’s much nicer living in a tidy organised house rather than our usual piles of chaos.

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