Funny how the pattern of our lives has changed so much so recently. I guess it will take some getting used to, being here with Lara in the UK and Simon in Canada and Emma being here from time to time! Last night was the first home alone night – we enjoyed a few glasses of wine with beautiful mussels cooked by Michael, after which he went to sleep whilst I caught with some emails! Tonight we had a tiny, wine free, but delicious dinner, even if I say so myself – the diet kicking in after too many weeks of too much indulgence! Then we both spent the rest of the evening on our respective computers – I hope this isn’t how all our at home evenings will be filled! It is quiet in the house with just we two! I don’t feel ready for this (almost) empty-nester phase!