Thirty Five.

School’s out for… erm, not sure.

This week Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland have a chat in response to a question from Detective Dwayne Carver AKA Anonymous. They say:

“Dear Steve and Frankie,

I know that’s the wrong way round, but everything seems weird and topsy-turvy at the moment.

Here’s the long version of my question:

How can we best brace ourselves and our businesses for potentially having our kids off school for weeks on end?

Not in a summer holidays kind of way where we’ve maybe wound down our work and booked in a few summer camps or stays with family. But in a snow-day kind of way — abrupt, sudden — but without the fun of being able to go outside and build a snowman and knowing both the kids AND the other half will be returned back to normal tomorrow when it’s all gone to slush. This time I don’t know when normal is coming back.

Or you can read the short version of my question which is simply…


Thanks so much,

Detective Dwayne Carver”

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Take note dear listener! We might swear a bit. This one’s for the parents. To be enjoyed at your desk or once the kiddos are in bed.

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