The schools have gone back this week. Even if you have no children of school age you would have guessed this because of the following:
- The shopping centres are deserted during the daytime;
- The weather is suddenly fantastic;
- The County Councils have decided that now would be a good time to start all those roadworks that they’ve been putting off all summer.
On the bright side the morning streets are filled with little groups of teenagers, uniformed and wearing schoolbags the size and shape of Volkswagen Beetles, walking along in little groups, smiling, chatting and laughing.
The young are great.