My Cousin Mandy & her friend Sam came up on Saturday for a long weekend. It was lovely to catch up with them. Sam loves cats but is a bit weary of dogs, well by the time they went home on Monday morning, Sam had been well and truly Merlined. As you can see by the pictures, Mandy was trying to get a photo with Merlin, but he was more interested in what she had in her hand. Katie, Ben's girlfriend also went home on Sunday, she's been with us for 3 weeks. I have to say it was a pleasure, didn't really know that she was here. Mick's parents also arrived on Monday morning, they are staying with us for a fortnight.