It is a hot sunny day; we get the paddling pool out.  The children put the sledge in it and find a bamboo stick, and play at punting.  Then they play nicely while I sort out my emails.  We are tired from our trip to Cambridge, but I succeed in a grand trying on of school uniform and writing of shopping lists.  Hannah has hardly grown at all; we can put off buying her clothes until she grows a little more.