Recently we had an influx of visitors staying. Not all together, but in individual clumps – this is a very serious departure from the norm. Having resided here for nearly 15 years, and only one guest bedroom every having been pressed into service, it made a great change to air out the other 2 spare rooms. The amount of work was a little more than envisaged, it must be said. The pull out sofa beds are easy enough to manage, but the spare duvets, pillows and assorted matresses and bed covers all needing hauling out from various cubby holes around the house.
Board and lodgings aside, there was the major consideraiton of entertainment to be sorted also with military precision. We are not generally a family that likes to sit and watch daytime tv endlessly. The major thrust of the visits was playing board games of all sorts, and some old favourites were dug out of the wardrobes.