Thank you very much for listening the other day when you and I had some serious words. Thank you for materialising work for Kevin so I can stay at home with the girls. Thank you for dropping some money from the sky when we so seriously needed it. Thank you for making sure Edith was ok. Thank you for miraculously returning me to less than my pre-pregnancy weight after only five weeks. And thank you for turning up with a nice letter full of petals yesterday.

I’m going to keep adding to this. But for now I desperately need to apply some lip balm, make tea and eat some cake.

And tomorrow is my favourite day. February the twenty seventh. If I could declare a special Charlotte statutory holiday that would be it.