Relax, don’t do it

half-term and the first chance for a breather since Christmas.

Time to step off the treadmill and have a break from the school run and all the extra-curricular activities that go with it.

It should be seven days of relaxing, of not getting out of your pyjamas until lunchtime.

But no, now the pressure is on to keep the kids entertained. In the middle of a wet and cold winter. For a whole week.

Everywhere you turn parks and indoor attractions are advertising a raft of half-term fun and activities to keep you on the go from dawn ‘til dusk.

By the end of the week you’re shattered and penniless.

Roll on Monday.