Well, my folks set off for home this morning and their visit passed without incident, which isn't always the case! This time we just had a mad rush to find Mother's reading glasses. I think this is a happening for women of a certain age, rather than just my mother, as my ex-husband's mother was exactly the same, and having said that, I once had to 'special delivery' my father's glasses!
Mother is one of those people who is happiest when she's busy. As a result she's been a whirlwind through the house and went through Miss Muffett's bedroom like a dose of salts. I narrowly saved half a dozen bags of 'rubbish' from the wheelie bin to find that the majority of it could go to the charity shop. She's very hot on 'recycling' but sometimes can't see the 're-using' possibilities.
The weather has been pretty awful so we concentrated on family time at home, having fun with Nipper and Miss Muffett who they do'nt get to see very often, and just one foray into town for a bit of a pootle when it stopped raining. We did lots of cooking together and Miss Muffett made a lovely loaf of bread which we had with 'chuck-it-all-in-soup' - this version being potato, leek and watercress. It's basically any veg which you have left over and you think will go well together. Just chop it all up, chuck it in a pan of water (about 1" above the veg) and add a chicken stock-cube. We left it on the hob for a while on a low heat and then blitzed it with the hand blender. I added a couple of spoonfuls of creme fraiche at the end as I happened to have some in the fridge.
We're off for a short break tomorrow so I hope the weather gets a bit better!