Special leave overnight for New Year's Eve.

Last night we brought Rosie along to our friends' party. We rugged her up and sat in their rambling garden in the balmy night air, enjoying the opportunity for Rose to gaze at the moon and stars.

One kind acquaintance, a father of four, held his arms out to receive Rose the moment we walked into the garden. He swaddled her up and sat with her for ages.

Another good friend of ours wept onto Rose's head and found herself unable to speak. It's a shock for some to finally see the extent of Rose's malnutrtition.

We have great friends who shower us with their love.