The heating on the village pool is kaput, all our playmates seem to be on holiday, so what are we to do to entertain ourselves?
Chocolate day, of course! There are endless hours of fun to be had with two small children and a chocolate themed day.
You can study the frequency of different colours in a single tube of Smarties - and build an edible histogram.
You can use a small bar of chocolate to think about addition, subtraction, fractions ... it's amazing how quickly a child can get the hang of "Which one is larger - a half or a quarter bar?" when they can eat the results.
You can build houses.
And of course, you can revisit classic literature - the biggest treat of all.
And given that I'm meant to be on Michaela's healthy eating plan, I was terrifically restrained and ate only one Smartie and one chocolate button during the entire process. Excuse me while I head off to polish my halo (and conveniently ignore how much cake I inhaled the following day).