There's changes afoot in the house. Verity, my niece, having relocated to the sunny north-east needs an office from which to hatch her plans for world domination.
Whilst studying in Nottingham, she co-founded Left Luggage Theatre. After graduating with a first, she also copped a mention in The Guardian and set up her website.
As part of her irresistible rise in the world, today she annexed the guest room and made it into her very own wi-fi enabled office space with a little help from her father, Bernard.
Meanwhile, I was getting the grub ready for a bit of knees-up later tonight...
We were joined by Sam who'd called in from his bachelor pad in Heaton to help Debbie take a whole bunch of surplus stock to the recycling centre.
A nice evening with good company but we were all fairly tired and by 9.00 p.m. everyone was "'affy puggled"as Oor Wullie used to say.