Mary was off on a business trip to Ecuador leaving me home alone to spend quality time with the cats - an ideal time to catch up with family.
Good Friday: first stop - down to Farnham to visit Mum and Dad and meet up with an old family friend, Heather, who my father describes as an honorary daughter.
Easter 2012 - Heather at Farnham
We have known Heather over 40 years, since school days. She and her husband dropped in on their way to Arundel for an extended cuppa.
Easter 2012 - me, Jane, Chris, Dad.
Next I was on chauffeur duty to drive Mum and Dad over to Jane and Pete's for a full family "Sunday" roast with all three of their boys plus a wife, Vanessa, and a fiancé, Hannah.
Easter 2012 - family meal
Later it was back to Farnham to spend the evening with Mum and Dad and an overnight stay.
Easter Sunday I had supper with brother Ian and Sarah for a general natter, so all in all, a full on family weekend.