At Home with the Nimmos

May 27 2016 6.30pm: Arrive home from work. As I get out of the car I’m assaulted by the two dogs. Entwined in this assault is the mandatory leg massage from the two cats who are waiting at the front door. Once through the animal blockade I make my way inside where I’m greeted by a few grunts of recognition. The little cherubs are busy. I could tell you that they were engaged in doing their homework under the watchful eye of Simon, but that would be an exaggeration. It was all computer games, phone texting to friends while Simon was prepping for dinner. He was downing a beer in a lounge chair. My life is hectic with kids, ageing parents, four animals, a shop plus a part time job and the lov