Easter weekend has been a joyful reunion with Bianca, Lorraine’s daughter, and her husband Ben, who have brought baby Ethan to Africa from Australia. First great grandchild for Dad. Great gramps has been so pleased, bonding with Ethan immediately and Ethan has been the most relaxed, smiling baby I’ve ever seen who has just travelled thousands of miles in a plane. After being used to holding the delicate little girls in our family, cuddling this solid little mass of wriggle-power feels like controlling a rugby ball!
Lorraine and Wayne, proud new grandparents, travelled from Binga.
Bolliti Misto was on the menu for a celebratory dinner Friday night. I simmered ox tongue, silverside and a whole fat chicken in stock with a clove-studded onion and celery, and served it with roasted cherry tomatoes from Steve and Clare’s garden and butternut risotto.
Kelli’s wonderful Christmas present to the whole family was a voucher for us to have a family photo shoot with a professional photographer friend of hers. Michelle hauled her cameras (and ladder for fun shots!) today, and we gathered in the Borrowdale garden , all dressed in white shirts, for our photographic debut with Ethan……..
Can not wait to see the photos, although sadly Clive could not be here due to work pressures. Glenn and family have been tied to Senuko, so their presence was also lacking.
Tonight Kelli and Michele have accompanied Bianca, Ben, baby Ethan and Bianca’s dearest friend Robyn, to Coimbra for peri peri chicken. I have made a chicken omelette for Dad and we have retired early, happy with the lovely day we have just had.