today is our first official day of homeschool! DD5 is literally sitting on the toilet working on fractions right now.

Me: uh, dude - you know you can take a break to go to the bathroom...
DD5: mummy, you KNOW there was so much wasted time at my old school. let's not repeat that mistake here.

for the record, i am instituting a new rule about not doing school work in the bathroom. ha - i KNEW this would be a learning experience!

Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.