So we are now dude-less until Sunday. No morning dressing-gown snuggles, random kisses and hugs, snack plates, games of Candyland and Tag or "You're the bestest Mum". On the other hand - no interrupted Grey's Anatomy, no demands to join me in my bath five minutes after I get into it and no toys strewn from one end of the house to the other.
We left for Te Anau at lunchtime and Tyler was raring to go:
I left T and Ali heading off to find mushrooms and feed the new piglets. Not even a backward glance!