My visitors have gone now - it was lovely to have them here. They are like family and so no trouble. In addition D takes Tess on many of her walks and she loves that as he goes quicker and further than I do. Occasionally P goes too but he has an aversion to poo so objects to collectin the stuff in poo bags and disposing of it in the bins provided!
The shepherd's pie was delicious. I have of course made one hundreds of times over the years but I ran a recipe off the internet and followed it to the letter and it was somehow slightly different. There were additions of tomato paste, Worcester sauce, a drop of sherry and some beef stock to the original minced lamb and it was certainly tasty.
The bedding and the towels are washed, have been through the drier, have been ironed and are on the airer ready to be back on the beds tomorrow - that's how I like it. Ukuleles this afternoon - Christmas music for fun - a nice relaxation after a busy weekend and now completely back to my normal life tomorrow - always good however much you enjoy the change.