Saturday 8 October
We woke to a bright sunny morning, so N decided to run around the Mount while the girls and I walked the route. Once we got across though, we were put off by the strong winds howling in across the harbour. So we left N to do his two laps round in the wind, and the girls and I went in search of shelter, on the sea-facing beach right at the bottom of the Mount. We were right, it was protected from the wind, and there were large rocks to scramble and rock pools to fossick around in.
I dropped N and the girls home, then went out to buy cake baking supplies, and a few more birthday presents for the big day.
I got home to find that N’s sister S had arrived with her family, and they all took off to the pool, leaving me to bake a cake (and sit around reading a book, while waiting for the oven to heat up), and G to do some more work on his boat.
Once they all came home, the kids were all playing together. It was nice to see them all getting along, as there are a few years between them, and they haven’t seen much of each other growing up. Turns out they all share a competitive streak – the door to the TV room was closed while they were playing on the Wii U so we didn’t have to listen to the shouting. After dinner we had a scrabble game and I won! I’m very impressed by this, and was given the score sheet as a momento. 🙂
Once everyone had left and we’d gotten the girls into bed, I filled and iced the cake, then N and I wrapped up the birthday presents, ready for the morning. Another exhausting day!