For the past five years Ali and I have been part of a group of Roujanaises who meet to help local French, Swiss and Dutch women speak a bit more English. It is always huge fun.
Each time we meet in a different house - there're around a dozen of us. Today, after having spent an achy afternoon pruning vines, we met at lovely Sally & Paul's house. Sal was the headteacher in a primary school. As a result she always plans loads of fun things to do. Tonight was no exception. We spent an hour listening to, then watching a TV chef prepare a luscious-sounding orange and chocolate cheesecake.
A long list of new words and much concentration later, the group had the hang of the recipe and method. Just as we thought the lesson was over Sally, with a flourish, whipped out 'one she'd prepared earlier'.
And truly delicious it was. Now why wasn't school like that?