Planning a weekend away with your partner? Leaving your precious little darlings to look after the homestead while you’re gone?
Remember to layout the house rules before you leave:
1 – In by 10pm.
2 – Bed by 11pm.
3 – Make the beds.
4 – Wash the dishes.
5 – And no advertising a house party on MySpace in case 200 revellers from all over the country descend on the gaff and trash it beyond all recognition.
I know Houghton-le-Spring really well. I’m allowed to say things like “all the houses in Houghton-le-Spring look like there was a 200-strong party the night before” because my maternal family are from Hetton-le-Hole. Which itself looks like Chipping Norton compared with the Lane.