"Ella and Mason are coming for a couple of hours," Keith announced yesterday afternoon. These are two of his grandchildren, aged two and ten months respectively. Forewarned is forearmed so I dashed around removing anything I thought might attract the attention of baby exploration and inquisitiveness. Laptops, phones, ornaments, all were removed - out of sight, out of mind, but I forgot about the imitation coal on the fire, the post-it notes pad and the ornamental grasses. Still, we had a lovely time with them and were still alive to tell the tale afterwards. It's amazing how easy it is to forget how much energy babies and toddlers need though!