All this faffage was in aid of visiting my family, who are on holiday in South Creake. Esther and Grace have got older again! (I guess this endemic among kids) In particular Esther is capable of carrying out a vaguely plausible (if simple) conversation. And she wore me out playing a memory game then sticking stickers in a book while I was there.
After lunch my father, brother-in-law and I (with Grace along) drove about for a bit looking for a Pitch-and-Putt that wasn't in the rain, but ran out of time so went up a Windmill instead, which was quite interesting.