I wrote here a few days ago that the Dottie was back. She started work the next day - as did I, of course - reappearing at the homestead by 5 every evening.
But visits back home were just temporary, prior to a change of clothes, a few phone calls and possibly - but not necessarily - a bite to eat. Then she was off again. And again. And again.
Even over the weekend she has been out most of the time.
It doesn't matter. She's been having fun. And so have we.
Saturday morning - some of her friends came round for a beach barbecue breakfast. Which turned out, instead, to be a full English cooked at home (it was sunny, but rather cold and windy.) The Parents were invited - great to have the coffee made for us. We had a great time sitting and chatting for most of the morning before they all vanished again.
Then, in the evening, Cat's friend Helen came back with her.
There is nothing quite as good as sitting with your daughter and her friend, having a catch up session.
Now Jonny - aka The Naked Surfer - arrives tomorrow.
Wow - full house!