Me: So, the Taoiseach is in charge of the country and the Tánaiste is his deputy.
Her: What does the Tánaiste do?
Me: Well, she does lots of things…
Her: She? You mean a woman can be Tánaiste?
Oh dear. Is it any wonder there are hardly any female politicians?
Posting has been feeble lately, the new job (sideways, same organisation, no excitement), recruiting the new childminder and back to school trauma have made the prospect of the computer in the evening unenticing. The childminder has, however, now been recruited. This may, conceivably, make things better.