Zerlina is five today, and the family (the local ones plus Wink, that is) all went to her house for a birthday barbecue, fourteen of us. Apart from the slight mishap of leaving her birthday present behind, it was a lovely occasion. It’ll be her brother’s birthday on Tuesday, so we will take both presents when we meet then.
Here starts the birthday and anniversary season – between now and the end of September there are seven family birthdays and two wedding anniversaries. Life will be just one long party.