When you have house guests you can't just go about your usual day, except a little bit if it's Thursday. Pauline went to town for breakfast. Anything in the food cupboards that could remotely be connected to breakfast was piled onto the dining table. Any hotel would have been proud of the offering.
The inventor of the anagram has died. May he erect a penis.
But I had Stevenage to record and the returns hadn't been processed. Pauline started on Lichfield and Gwent for me and then Peter and Chrissy joined in whilst I did the recording.
Our guests then went to Sue and with two cousins they were taken off to visit the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas. Pauline took Rita food shopping and at 3.30 I collected the foursome and brought them back to Lichfield across country, showing them the pretty route.
Pauline took Peter and Chrissy to St Peter & Paul's and stayed with them as Gil's coffin was brought into the church. She then dropped them off with Sue,
I was at the studio for 5.30pm. I had Stevenage and Scotland in the bag by the time Wilf arrived and between us we had Gwent finished for 6.45. That gave us chance to hear about Keith's trip to France for the final stages of the Tour de France when he arrived.
Peter was early, Ben came and processed Lichfield, Angela was on her own as a reader so Keith also read. I did paperwork and we were home by 9.45. I sat up until Peter and Chrissy got back and then it was Goodnight Vienna.
The clue was burrowing rodent. _A___T, so rabbit was a good fit,though other clues showed it to be wrong. Somehow I came up with MARMOT, but I wasn't familiar with this, so I Googled it and came up with a picture. I looked at it and thought 'that's a Groundhog.' So it is. Now I know that a Groundhog is one of 15 types of Marmot.
yellow bellied marmot