Maddie's sad fate terrifies parents because we've all left for 'a moment'
In August 2007, we managed to blag a week at a relative's villa in France. It was a big place, with a main house, a pigeonnier and other outbuildings.
We invited some friends down and set about planning where we would put them all. There were eight adults and nine kids.
"Let's make the main house an adult-only zone," suggested my wife. "The kids can stay down by the pool."