This was followed by a weekend in a hotel to celebrate the in-laws fifty years of marriage which is quite something isn't it!
The girls of course had a wonderful time - too many late nights in bed, but hey, it's only once every so often!
We ended up with a suite after a small bone of contention with our sardine-like family room and so the kids ended up with their own bedroom and a TV of their own - which was heaven for them - we had to prise them away.. but then, that's half the fun of staying in Hotels!
We also had our first trip to the beach of the year, when we left the mainland briefly and drove to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. It was a very cold and windy visit but a beautiful day!
Here are some pictures from our weekend: