There was great excitement in our household as Papa was staying with us on his 70th birthday! Freya and Rory made some wonderful homemade cards and Nana and Freya made his favourite coffee cake. We bought Papa a tv fire stick which means he can have Netflix and bbc iplayer which he was very pleased with although we had to wait for Tim to get back from his trip to Marbella to explain how it works! On the evening of his birthday Nana and Papa went for a lovely meal at The Waterside in Monton and no surprises after they’d had their customary coffees and liquers they were the last to leave. Surely that’s a good sign of a great restaurant. As an added surprise the Douglass family in HK and Singapore aka Chloe and Spen had all chipped in and we paid their bill.