Princess Lollipop didn't have such a great time :-( I'm not sure if its the fact she has since come down with a viral cough, or the fact that she found being surrounded by so many Ethiopian children quite scary (she hasn't been around that many Ethiopian children since she was in the orphanage). She definitely wasn't herself over the weekend, she was very very clingy, her sleep was extremely disturbed (and therefore so was mine and Mr Messy's as we were all three sharing a double bed) and she refused to eat very much at all. She is very sensitive, so it could have been a bit of both (sickening for her cough and being in the company of so many Ethiopian children) causes that made her like she was.
Me and Mr Messy had a great time, I was a limpet post for Princess Lollipop who mostly wanted to be attached to me and not stray more than a few inches from my lap. Mr Messy spent the weekend taking some fantastic photos of all the children and their families, most of the parents were astounded that he managed to take such great photos without any fuss or bother :-) He's just that good :-)
We've already set a date for next year's gathering and I can't wait :-)