So, Son is now back for his last year at School, and life is back to a normal pace.  The summer holidays were different.  We were both away (separately) at the beginning, which was new and then returned to rush headlong into the Olympics, which seemed to dominate the middle of the holidays.  Then quiet.  Nothing much going on until the start of the new academic year.  I am no fan of School. For clarification, I like Son's school very much indeed.  I simply feel that a healthy disrespect for School is important.  And, to go further, I am deeply suspicious of anyone who "loves" School.  They are flawed.  And, I am sure you'll agree that peaking at School is far from desirable...