It was Fathers' Day today so Joe asked me what I wanted for it. After some deliberation, I replied that I wanted him and Kate to cook me a dinner for us to have on the front verandah. So they cooked me a very nice dish of Spaghetti Bolognaise followed by Profiteroles for dessert. The Profiteroles were very chocolatey so Joe polished off what was left in the dish once they were eaten.
I spent most of the time telling Kate about events in the family when Joe and Timmy were young. I also told her about what a little lady 3-year-old Elise is and how she and Paul have a very strong "Daddy's Girl" relationship. I pointed out how Von too was a born lady and how well that has worked out -- with Von leading just about her ideal life in a small NZ country town. So it's a fair bet that Elise will do well too.
So it was a good Fathers' Day.