The entire clan has been on the move . Smitonius and Middle Daughter , just back from the Isle of Man , are at a music Festival with their partners and Grandson .
Grandson probably won't be wearing his Sargeant Pepper red jacket , lovingly sewn for him by his mother for last year , any more than he did then , but will probably be wearing his new and much loved raincoat . He even ate breakfast in it while I was staying with them .
Mind you , since it's permanently threatening rain , he might be right .
I'm just back from an extended tour of England , courtesy of eldest daughters , who kindly put me up ( put up with me ? ) and fed me royally .
I think I've been everywhere and seen everything . Hammerhead sharks in Birmingham , spooky grafitti in Brighton
crafty statues in Leicester
and Jamie Oliver's parents' pub in between
( yes , I know there's goat's cheese on that plate . V. nice it was too with spinach . But it's alright . I've repented and won't do it again till the next time I go) .
I've shared a shower with a tiny frog and camped with chickens in Lincolnshire
been to a village fête in Rutland and bought a scarf in a Buddhist Charity Shop .
I know a lot more about aliens and dinosaurs and have a new friend .... a robot called Gloria . I can transform a Transformer in under 15 minutes and , virtue of mini Lego , have made a speedboat into a rocket and vice-versa ( which persuaded me that a visit to the optician's was overdue )
I've got loads of photos and will bore you with my adventures in the weeks to come .
But now Youngest Daughter is on her way home for a belated birthday dinner . 29 !! Dear Heaven .