For the first time in ages, all the immediate Elliotts have managed to get together at mum's. Patrick, Tricia and Catherine are already here. Andrew and Sally, with Florence, Andy and Sophie are down for the day. And Mary, Nick and Laura too. Ben's the only absentee but he has a good excuse: he's in Ethiopia. Lovely to see everyone. We nosh in the garden for pretty much the whole afternoon.
Mum's ankle is still giving her trouble. We're going to the doctor's tomorrow for another attempt at a diagnosis. She absolutely hates going there. But otherwise, she's in good shape and spirits.