Last night was our final meal with our visitors.
We were joined by the very jet-lagged father of the family
so I pushed the boat out
(try explaining that one!)
with a peppered fillet of beef with mustard mayonnaise,
new potatoes, beans, courgettes and salad from the garden,
and Nigel Slater's blackcurrant trifle.
This morning they departed for two nights in Paris
taking our son with them as interpreter and guide.
Before they left we were showered with
exquisitely wrapped cakes, sweets and gifts.