Recently I had the joy of some of my brood of grand children visiting. They live quite some way away so these get togethers are not as frequent as we would all like. What was also very good was their mum being able to stay along with them for a change instea of having to work that week.
One of the best days was spent at a local college, they had a holiday club aimed at teaching their young charges how to manage their use of electricity and utilities. There were hands on exhibits set up with working models of everything usually found in the modern family house. We were amazed at how much could be saved if we only thought ahead. We had the chance to do laundry the old fashioned way with tub and washing dolly and mangles and much experimenting was enjoyed whilst we learned the most efficient ways to achieve the same ends!