Helen and Bill visited this afternoon to meet their great niece.

Jackie’s sister, delighted to have a cuddle,

brought a still warm Fordingbridge Apple Fruit cake she had baked in honour of the event.

This was largely polished off during the course of the afternoon.

Flo was pleased when Jackie reached out to Ellie,

and when her daughter reciprocated.

This evening we dined on succulent roast pork with crisp crackling and Yorkshire pudding; sage and onion stuffing; roast potatoes; firm cauliflower and broccoli; crunchy carrots; and meaty gravy, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2021.