We have a small family and we are rather spread around, no one lives close to any of the other members and so each meet up is rather special and takes quite a bit of organising. There’s always someone away or on duty when a date is suggested. That is why a particular gathering last Autumn was such a total success. It began as a suggestion for an only grandaughter to celebrate their 30th birthday with a small party. Just a handful of folk perhaps with a barbeque and buffet. Well once the list was made up of who the lass actually wanted at the party, it snowballed to include those who really should be there etc. In the end it was a fabulous reunion for 3 or 4 branches of the family . Exactly the kind of ‘do’ that needs the premises spotlessly clean and presentable. With the professional help available it was easy peasy, lemon squeasy, as they say.