* The juniors were talking about a character they'd seen in a police drama the night before. Onesaid: "He won't go to prison; his mother is going to give him a lullaby."
* Two of my pupils were discussing their ages. The first, a little boy, said: "I'm getting old." His friend, a four-year-old girl, replied: "And me." I sighed and said: "Me, too." To which the little girl responded:
"Yes, I know you're getting old because you wear old people's clothes." I was wearing a mixture of Benetton and Next.
A J EVANS