Birdy spent a couple of days in hospital recently. It’s not the first time this has happened and these days we tend to be better prepared, so, before I loaded everyone in the car at 5 am, I threw a few things into a bag – whatever drinks and snacks I could grab from the cupboard, the kids’ tablets and chargers, all the spare change I had. I also made a large instant coffee in an insulated mug and brought…