I have been up north for a few days spending precious time with grand children and their pet pooch.  It’s been absolutely full on with getting things for them to eat for lunch and then the sit down dinner at 6pm  Luckily the children are very much favoured in their house as they have all kinds of dressing up clothes and no end of patience and imagination.   There is a garden, a long sprawling narrow strip with apple trees and winding paths that go round the older trees and what used to be the french parterre garden.  In amongst all this is a green house, quite a fantastic specimen too, lots of shelves, wooden framework and a touch of victoriana about it.  There is also a mini swing boat  made of teack for the surround and a somewhat garish fabric  for the outer cusion.   Total luxury.