LAMB: Today I asked if you wanted to help Mummy hang out the washing, even though I knew this meant turning a five minute task into a half-hour exercise in patience. Always eager to help you followed me out like an excited puppy to the washing line. I started hanging up the washing then turned to my enthusiastic, yet largely ineffective peg dispenser only to find that she had been partially obstructed by a yellow towel. Slightly perplexed I asked what you were doing – “shade” came your abrupt and somewhat muffled response. At least this made hanging out the rest of the clothes quicker than expected. I’m just glad you inherited your Daddy’s Mediterranean skin, it will serve you well in this climate.