Well I did some ironing today, not much but some. Plus the general concensus from your comments seemed to be 'just smooth it out and put it away', so I took your advice and the pile is looking more manageable today.
My magazine arrived yesterday and I've decided I'll be making this Mary Berry recipe tomorrow evening instead of having a takeaway, which we seem to have gone off anyway. My Chinese cooking pretty much amounts to chicken covered in sweet and sour sauce so this is a big step up for me. I just need to buy some Chinese 5 spice, which I'm assuming is nothing too exotic and will be found in the herbs and spices aisle, some noodles and beansprouts and I'll be ready to go.
The rest of the day has been spent sorting out some paperwork and making phone calls that take ages; an appointment for Amy's hearing test, an appointment for my smear and a call to the kennels booking the dogs in for when we go to Avebury.
I'm also working through the house doing a little bit of de-cluttering again, although this time it'll be mainly paperwork. I'm not a keeper of tins and boxes so even though these are from the lovely Fortnum and Mason, they're for the bin.
And that's about it really. It's been a pretty average day at Number 38 although I seem to have taken on the role of talking clock as Thomas keeps asking me how many more days to school. The child has no concept of time whatsoever and has asked me about 10 times today, as if the time he asks makes a difference to the answer.
Anyway, there are 2 days left and the school term is 7 weeks long, which is good. Sometimes no sooner are they back at school than they're breaking up again. A longer term gives us all the chance to get in our routine and I do like a good routine.