MISSION MUM AND THE EASTER HOLS – Let me introduce you to my friend Mission Mum. As you can see, she is leaving no stone unturned to create geniuses out of her children: Persephone and Dante. Being the first in her family to go to University (Manchester, where else?), Mission is in no doubt she will be visiting her kids as undergraduates at Oxford or Cambridge one day. The holidays are no time for messing around on the ski slopes or ‘hanging out’ with their friends. She is married to Mamil (Middle Aged Man in Lycra), who is normally off on extended cycling trips somewhere and anyway wouldn’t dare disagree with his wife.