We have arranged that the children and I will go and see my sister, the ever-lovely Kirsten, and, of course, the tall and exotic Colin for  the purposes of fun and companionship. So we have to pack some bags again.  I persuade John to buy us some train tickets, because talking to a real person at the train station is easier than being confused by a computer screen (which seemed to be overcharging me by £20 as it was)..  We remember to finish Sam’s homework (a prayer to fill in the gaps) and Hannah has a viola practise.  The children are very excited.