Ted and Dee had a day to themselves on Wednesday, and went to Lanhydrock house. Dan and I went to see Trudy and her son Jack for the day.
Trudy came and collected us from the cottage about lunchtime, and took us back to her house where we chatted a while, and then knowing Dan as she does, Trudy fished out a laptop for him to appease his tech addiction while she went to collect Jack from school. (In case you’re wondering, she had a kitten and a dog, and I played with the kitten while she was out!)
It was Jack’s birthday party. The actual birthday was a few days ahead, but for various reasons it wasn’t going to be possible to have the party on The Day, so it was held early and Dan and I were able to be there.
Having welcomed the children, Trudy set out some food, supervised the cards and gifts, set them up with a film and retired to the kitchen for a drink and some gossip! Trudy and friends are a nice crowd, and the children were well-behaved if rather loud, and the 3 hours went quickly.
After the visiting children had departed with their party bags, Trudy’s family came. Again, they were a lovely bunch of people. Everyone played with Jack, and he got very excited as almost-9-year-old children do. Chris and Trudy between them fired up the barbecue and we had a selection of meats and other yummy stuff.
Jen (Trudy’s sister) had manflu, and Jack got overtired; too tired to eat, so we got him tucked into bed and carried on eating and chatting as the various family members said goodnight and went to their homes. Trudy and Chris and Dan and I continued to talk well into the evening, and it was close to 11pm when we realised what the time was and ended the evening!