Finally ... the boys are on their Easter (?) holidays!
In France, both the Spring half term and Easter holidays are spread out over 4 weeks. At both February/March and Easter schools get 2 weeks off but 1/3 of the country get weeks 1 and 2, the next third gets weeks 2 and 3 and the final third gets weeks 3 and 4. They rotate round and this year Normandy is on the late one. We think the logic behind it is to extend the time school children can go skiing which is a large part of the French economy in mountainous areas.
So whilst most of the UK is, I suspect, back at school Tom and Ben are finally enjoying their well earned freedom! And as a result, I have hardly seen them.