We had visitors. Betty and Barney Rubble came down to see us for the first time since their daughter's house was trashed by teenagers. Fortunately the insurance company have stepped up, but it still took three months to make the house habitable again, and it is only this week that their daughter and her son move back. Even the remediation had its problems when the painters evidently failed to cover the new carpets before painting and knocked over a pot of paint. This would be bade enough, but they tried to clean it us with white spirit, and then hide it!
We had lunch at the Swallow's Return - which was surprisingly busy. Service was polite and pretty good despite the number of diners.