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I absolutely LOVE the news that a 52-year-old Frenchwoman has been thrown out of a Baccalaureat exam for impersonating her teenage daughter. In a mean-spirited and purely speculative way, I can’t help but imagine this lady as one of those whip-thin, perfectly poised Parisiennes who spend their lives looking fabulous – and cross. The type …

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Thanks so much for all your sympathy over poor Child Two’s GCSE travails. As you now know, the school make the whole of Year 9 take one of their exams early. They are only 14, and it’s not even a subject that she would particularly want to take at 16. But there we are, it’s …

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