Today we had some visitors, Esme and Linz. Linz is my oldest friend, we met in our early teens, chambermaiding for then Henlow Grange (now Champneys). We’ve been lucky enough to have children nine months apart and they now have got to the stage where they play wonderfully together. We took them swimming, they jumped in together, and then home for a play. The pob calls Esme ‘Mesme’ and Lindsey ‘Cindy’ very cute! We don’t get to see them all that often as they live ‘Up north’ in Nottingham. But our friendship has so far stood the test of time, roll on the golden years and Granny weekend bus trips.