It hasn’t been the easiest week to do it, as we’ve both been quite busy, but we’ve managed it between us. The owners have been in Liverpool at their daughter’s graduation – she’s now a qualified vet, having reached the culmination of years of study, so it’s been a big family celebration.
I showed governors my scary side today, not that it was directed at anyone there. A letter from an English teacher (not one of our staff) had three errors in the first three paragraphs – that is, one clunking infelicity, an error of usage and a grammatical mistake. I was rather scathing, I have to admit. I’m only pedantic when circumstances dictate – I’d have let any of them go if it had been a dashed-off email, for example, or if it had been from anyone but an English teacher – but in the circumstances, it really did matter.
Much as I’m enjoying the heat, I can no longer stand the kitchen. So the Aga has been turned off. I miss it already.