Needless to say the last six months hasn't been much like that.
February was taken up with more house fettling. We decided when we came home to get the house sorted once and for all - so a few changes like new en suite, sitting room furniture and so on plus decorating throughout and new carpet through the house. It all took months and much cussing and spitting. February got a good deal of it but it ground on way past that.
We managed to get a nice dinner and overnight stay deal at Ednam House in Kelso with my daughter and husband. Hotel, food and town all proved a hit with us all.