So, it’s October and the new school year is now well under way. My youngest has just started school and almost immediately returned home with a form requesting my permission for him to receive a flu immunisation at school. Most parents, by the time their children go to school, already pretty much know where they stand in terms of whether they will have their children immunised or not. But, as school flu immunisations are a fairly new thing (even newer is that the nasal spray now comes in a choice of flavours, such as Milky Way!), it did make me think a little more about it.
If not, what has stopped you creating one up to this point? Does the idea of creating a Will feel like too much hassle? Does the thought of talking about it just make you feel awkward and uncomfortable? Do you find it difficult to raise the subject with elderly relatives?
It seems some of us have been stressing about Christmas since 12 November. That’s 42 days before the big event. That’s about 11.5 per cent of the year spent worrying about one day. Most of the stress is down to worrying about which presents to buy, closely followed by concerns about how much the celebrations will cost in total.
There is nothing quite so satisfying as a celebrity divorce. There is a pleasing sense of schadenfreude in knowing that people for whom everything appears so wonderful and perfect can have as miserable and depressing a time as the rest of us. We can also gloat in having known that it would never work because ‘she’s so talented and he’s, well, a bodyguard’ and because getting hitched only weeks after meeting usually turns out not to be the good idea it seemed at the time.