When you stay with friends or relatives, you always feel that you must clear up as you breathe don’t you; it’s not always as relaxing as a stay over would seem when first suggested. I had this recently when inivted to stay in a nice reasonably big country house – to look after the owners two pet dogs whilst they were away for the weekend. I made a point of packing only a limited overnight bag. Even so, I still had two coats, walking boots, going out shoes, overnight towelling robe etc.etc. When I got to the house, it was beautifully appointed with fluffy white towels in each of the bathrooms and en-suites and the heating was deliciously warm – just what was needed on a really chilly and very damp winter weekend. The house has been converted from a school some years ago – it’s professionally done and the contractors need to be congratulated on a fabulously airy and well decorated specimen!