And that brings me to the next point. £9K a year for 3 years, for two children: that is £750 a month for 6 consecutive years for their university education. Can't do it. Not a chance. We have been talking about it lately, and whilst we are saving hard into funds for their future, we and they realise that those funds are going to have to help support them whilst they are studying rather than being the means by which we pay for the courses. They realise that they will have to take out tuition fee loans in order to pay for the courses.
Today we have had the official opening of the new KS1 building at the school. My speech went off fine, and I was presented with a very post brass ceremonial key to symbolise the handing over of the building in to the care of the Governors. It was a lovely day, and the opening was done by a local Fenland celebrity, a boxer called Dave "Boy" Green who was a British and European Welter weight champion in the seventies!
A day at home tomorrow until I have to pick the girls up, so I will be doing a mountain of washing, watering plants, planting out some beans if the weather holds and starting a major clutterbusting session! I am also hoping to get another batch of eggs set in the incubator Friday so I must disinfect it tomorrow and get it turned on to get up to the right temperature. All go!