Its summer, which is why its poured with rain. More floods, etc etc. Here it was only somewhat wet, though it stopped in time for the friday evening pub visit.

And it was also the last day of school: Miranda has just finished her first year, a momentous... milestone.

And so its holiday time. Back in a bit.


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