My DD came to stay for two days, it was so lovely having her around. We made gingerbread cookies again, but it was so humid they kept going soft, so we couldn't decorate them. We were forced to eat them instead, so there will have to be another baking day before Christmas.
It was so horribly hot that we made a quick trip to Port Broughton so the dogs could have a swim and cool down.
And Oh the Indignity! of having your belly washed at the tap in the playground.
The downside of living in a tiny town is that there aren't enough jobs for young folks, so it's not likely any of my kids can come and live closer. That's why it's been special having my nephew John, and his wife Liz, living in the next town. We've had weekly get-togethers all year, and I've loved it. The good news is that John has accepted a permanent place at the school as an art teacher, so they will definitely be here next year as well. I see more family dinners in our future.