Party season can be quite busy in a household with several generations in it. I know one family where the youngest is 5 and the eldest is 95 years old – and they all share one massive great house. The intermediate generations are gregarious and seriously outgoing folk. A touch of celebrity about them comes from one grand-daughter who married a guitarist in a minor rock band – which helps maintain the family tradition of being party people.
I have been tere when they’ve celebrated big anniversaries, small baby ones, massive summer holiday picnic parties etc. etc. They have carpets throughout the lower floors too. They also have a fantastic household help and separate cleaning lady who between them keep the wheels firmly on the wagon. The 6 monthly special ‘bottoming out’ is done by an external agency of long standing. They have expertise in cleaning carpets and funishings to a fabulously high degree. And keeping this family partying is priceless!