We have decided to stop having our cleaners. It was all becoming a bit frustrating. There were a lot of niggles – scratched floors from dragging furniture, not working the whole hour and a quarter, and generally preferring “a little light dusting” to anything more energetic. So although they were both lovely ladies I decided it would be less stress to do it myself than to keep having to prompt them. Confrontation is not one of my best points. Anyway, it’s going okay, we are passably clean and Benjie is enjoying learning mopping and vacuuming. Matt has spent the money saved on an MP3 player!