Last of the summer wine

We’re doing the inter-generational family holiday – the Independent says that it is becoming increasingly common. Since Eve arrived, Alison and i have become very much the ‘older generation’. I’m getting quite good at it. I nod and smile. I feel no need to express significant views on anything – whether important or unimportant. Meanwhile Eve herself, like most of her generation, seems to have arrived ‘half-reared’. Indeed the only blot on the landscape is her chickenpox. That was so startling that the cabin staff of Jet2 were brought up short. But as you would expect we had a doctor’s letter, a printout of their policy and a paediatrician in the party. It’s the old rule – never get taken by surprise by anything

So a good time is being had by all …