Second note to self: learn to differentiate between accelerator and brake at Tesco roundabout.
I am not sure how I got away with these twin acts of stupidity. My neck hurts but it could have been so much worse.
Meantime... thank you for all your supportive comments concerning the Girl. She is off to London for a visit soon and I hope she will get the chance to see round the potential school while she is there.
FL is complaining about pain in his lung. I have suggested that inhaling mushroom spores was unlikely to have been good for him, but he is having none of it. He took to his bed yesterday, which is never a good sign.
On a totally frivolous note, I tracked down a Tara Starlet tartan dress in TK Maxx for £19 instead of its original £70.
It is a size 8.
Clearly I have delusions of skinniness. But I reckon I could insert a panel of black satin in the centre back and add fake "corset lacing" with satin ribbons to add those extra inches.
There is loads of excess fabric at the top of the skirt, so that will let out easily... or so my theory goes!
And if all else fails, my daughter doesn't have a Christmas party dress and could "goth it up"..?!