Thanks to everyone who commenting on my trial by fire. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this childcare business since then. We’ll see what the future holds but for now I am focussing on me – embroidery and sewing (which would go a lot faster if it wasn’t utterly freezing in my sewing room – might have to move things into the warmth of the living room) and lots of reading of trashy novels. I think I even have a Mills and Boon I got for free tucked away somewhere but I am not that desperate yet. Have you ever seen the new style ones in bookshops lately? They all involve pregnancy – usually some woman having a baby for a rich guy who has got an urge to be a daddy and will pay her the money she so desperately needs to pay her bills/mothers medical expenses/etc but suddenly as he sees her carrying his unborn child he realises he so desperately needs her. I have never read a M&B without laughing my head off or finishing the whole book. Maybe I’ll make it a goal for May, to try read one from cover to cover without laughing myself into a hernia. Do I dare?