My sister, brother-in-law and niece Lily came to stay last week and it was great to see them all. We hadn't seen Darren since we left the UK and hadn't seen Helen and Lily since they came to Paris by bus to visit back last September. (By bus! With a five year old! How brave/stupid (delete as appropriate) is my sister!)
A fine time was had by all with Emma making the most of having someone "proper" to play with (Stephen and I don't count, I think she is pretty bored with us now). Lily had been counting down since the flights were booked and had even made her own boarding card weeks in advance.
The weather was, well, changeable. We had a couple of days when we could sit outside in the sun and then some rain. However, Lily and Emma don't let a thing like rain stop them, and decided that an outdoor mud bath was the order of the day.
Oh yes, you can take these two anywhere. So long as you go back and apologise afterwards.
Thankfully, the weather improved, the washing machine did its stuff and the day after we were off the Puerto Banus to look at the super-yachts.
Wow! is all I can say. Pershilla (our boat) would not have felt at home in this marina. She's a lovely boat and fairly long (12 metres / 40 feet) but would have looked like a scruffy midget amongst this lot:
It was like Bond Street-on-Sea, but with more ice-cream parlours.
Yes, those tee-shirts did wash up well. Top marks to Lidl own-brand washing liquid!