WE have a bit of a long lie then I hit the office to try and clear the decks a bit.

Once the routine stuff’s out the way I tackle the mess of receipts and bits of paper all over my desk.

I take a wee break mid-afternoon to get the Italian sausage and sugo prepared for our dinner guests tonight then back into the office. All the receipts and stuff get put in order and sorted out. Still gotta get them all through the spreadsheets etc, but at least the clutter and mess have gone.

Margaret’s been cleaning and tidying the house and has desert made. I go back into the kitchen and get some more dinner prep done and we’re totally ready when Alastair and Karen roll up just after 7.30pm.

We have a grand night of chatter, food and drink, finally toddling off to bed just before 2am.