So it's been nearly 2 years since my parents were here (and since we've seen them in actual 'real life!' - thank goodness for Skype!) Incredibly though, their main objective seems to be to help us do a bit of DIY - can't argue with that. We've been in the house for 4 1/2 years and it just needs a bit of TLC - that tends to happen in a 400 year old house!! What I didn't appreciate is that it would start AS SOON AS DAD GOT HERE!!! I don't think he'd even been here for 2 hours before he got the lawnmower out. But hey - who am I to complain!! These are not all from the first day!! And the first few are because the girls were cross at Riley, threw his Crocs into a massive patch of stinging nettles and I made them get them out - which involved jumping fences, walking down the river and using a big stick! But even in such a short time Mum & Dad have been a HUGE help and made a big difference! Apart from the fact that it's just fab having them here!
PS - did I mention Mum is my downstairs maid and doing ALL the laundry!! How much is that going to hurt when they leave!!!