Sadly the young ones return
to the Big Smoke today-little Z, the senior Granddaughter has learnt an important new word following her arrival in the Merse: 'Cold'-a condition apparently unknown in the deep South. Also 'Ire' which is 'fire' -the poor deprived little southerner had never seen a real coal fire before and watched it with great fascination for a long time. It is at this stage an open question whether, as a career choice she would like to be a Fireman/woman/firefighter or an arsonist. The jury is out on this at the moment as another jury may well be in a couple of decades. So for consolation it is Ould Reekie again-no snow impediment likely-and the sleepy students to be aroused, stimulated, informed and sent on their way enriched. £22.50 well earned in my view-take off rail fares and tax-total financial reward £1.50. Much better be a fireman or a Primary School teacher.