- can we read the book about pirates, Mum??
- sure, where is it??
- got it, now I want to see the pirates in timeout.
- [feverishly turning pages] here they are!! Pirates in timeout, Mum!!
- ohhhhh. They're in prison. I guess that's like a timeout. Only it goes on for aaaages.
In other news, the broad beans have developed actual bean pods and the broccoli has started forming heads. In the garden. My splendid, splendid vege garden.
* at bedtime tonight