The other night the boys, Lana and I went up the back after dinner to play soccer and climb around on the cliff. Winston came too, and after a while Hattie joined us. Just six mammals, having fun in the sun. When bedtime rolled around my charges and I strolled back. With two boys, a girl, a dog and a cat following me home, I had one of those moments where I felt like I was in an Enid Blyton book.