I often worry about how much energy my family consumes. Although we have taken steps to lead a more environmentally friendly life, we seem to use an ever-increasing number of gadgets and I forever seem to have something charging in a USB-port.
Buying school uniform is fraught with difficulties at the best of times. In my experience, my daughter, Helen, will tell me she wants skirts when in fact she wants dresses. Either that, or at her insistence, I’ll buy something with button fastenings when zips would be better.