This time next week, I shall have left the UK. However, today was allocated as time to spend with the family, and it was great. First, we visited a lavender farm over in Banstead (driving through various districts where my family from several generations ago originated, so we got a brief genealogy lesson on the way). The farm visit was followed by a country walk along the North Downs, ending up in The Harrow (an excellent local pub). An Indian takeaway eaten outside in the garden, and Quartet (a new film starring Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, et al.) ended the day. Overall, lots of fun time spent with my family (with the good weather as an added bonus).