It has recently been revealed in the Working Animals Gazette that most shop-bought coats have been made by bands of nimble-fingered South American coatis.
An attempt to interview them about their pay was met with snorts and woofs of laughter from the coatis, who claim that sewing coats is a restful and creative community activity, and that three pieces of fruit and two bird eggs a day was all they required as payment.
They also added that their embroidery was much more delicate than that of the foxes from the other side of the forest, and that fox-made coats tended to be a bit whiffy.
The transition from primary school to secondary school for my 11 year old has been trickier than I expected…not just getting the bus and doing homework every day but the Things To Be Remembered!
Bus Money…Buying the Bus Ticket…Lunch…Piano Music…Homework…Watch…Coat…Really Heavy Books…Emergency Bus Money…Calculator…etc. And once there – remembering to go to a piano lesson…not missing the bus…being in the right classroom at the right time…
So here I am driving to her school on Monday morning with the Forgotten Cooking Ingredients (most of which I had to stop off and buy because I’d forgotten too).