That’s what Gemma thinks, after welcoming Robin’s sister Kaye who came to stay overnight. Gemma was enchanted with our guest and wouldn’t leave her alone. I told Kaye that she should feel honoured, as Gemma has been known to be rather stand offish to visitors before, and not want to have anything to do with them. When Kaye departed, Gemma took a well earned snooze on the dining chair, head tucked under the table cloth, and her back legs hanging down!
Job done, time for a rest
Having someone to stay in the sewing room/spare bedroom caused some mild panic. There were the Christmas crates all over the floor, various projects everywhere, and the carpet was covered in threads. Because of my sore wrist, Robin was roped in to help. The crates were stacked in the garage, project bags were stuffed into the wardrobe, my sewing machine cabinet was closed shut, and the floor was vacuumed. The spare bedroom then went through a bit of a transformation. The fold up Murphy bed is a rather clever design, looking just like a free standing wardrobe. Then it pulls down into a comfy double bed with an innerspring mattress, just the thing for those short on space but still wanting to accommodate the occasional overnight guest.
The innovative Murphy bed
Kaye is Robin’s only sister and youngest sibling. It was so nice to have Kaye come for an overnight visit. Living down in the South Island we don't see a lot of her, so we had a great catch-up. And she brought gifts, flowers for me and a bottle of wine for Robin.
Kaye and Robin
After a leisurely breakfast Kaye continued on her journey, off to collect her hubby Jan and son from Palmerston North Airport, then driving up to Taupo to spend Christmas with Jan’s side of the family. By all accounts this will be quite a big family affair. Ours will be much quieter, and goodness me, it’s Christmas Day tomorrow!