It has been a long time since the family was all together, but finally I am proud to announce that we are all safe and sound under a (very snowy) roof in South Yorkshire. Fortunately the surprise snowfall was perfectly timed as the three university attendees finished for Easter on Saturday 16th when the sun was still in the sky and the temperature was above freezing point. After some slight panic initially at the thought of packing nine months’ worth of washing into the “Green machine”*, the road trip to collect the kids was a success and all seven members of the family were reunited. Just in time for Sunday pizza night.
*credit to Stuart for his incredible car-packing abilities… I confess that it was predominantly my items that were most difficult to fit in the car. During packing I did question my need for a trampette, a spiraliser, a food processor and a sewing machine for the six months I was living in my most recent Leeds accommodation. But hey ho. No use crying over spilt milk.