Florence, our childminder, is leaving us for a full time job. Alas. M starts when the children go back to school (possibly tomorrow?). I hope that they like her. Mr. Waffle rang her reference. He spoke to the father of the children she had babysat. “Did the children like her?” I asked anxiously. “Apparently,” said Mr. Waffle “they respected her”. Not exactly a ringing endorsement then.