Back to School.....................

We packed the not so little darlings off to boarding school this week......... including the youngest for the first time.

Happily, you’ll be reassured to know that Mrs Flashbang is coping well and maintaining a cheerful, if somewhat strained, outlook. With only two broken glasses and one dropped bowl at home last night, we’re hoping she’ll make it to the end of the week without too much trauma or drama. Despite the spontaneous weeping and occasional, drifting visits to their bedrooms she is, all things considered, in a relatively stable condition.

Of course, she's only one of thousands like her who will spend the coming weeks being forgetful and fretful, worrying that their cherubic young offspring will be spending their evenings being squashed into empty trunks and catapulted down the staircase, or perhaps being hunted down by the Lower Sixth to be hung out of third floor windows by their ankles. Not to worry Ladies, it's all changed since those days......... really it has...

Anyway, kids.. you should be ashamed of what you're putting your mother through - this is what it's been like for her.. 

Well, I've got my hands full here, hope the whole school thing is working out.