Sinéad Moriarty: Want to say 'thanks' to a teacher? A bottle of red will do quite nicely
I recently called into a friend, a teacher, for coffee. I could barely get in the front door due to the towering boxes of scented candles. The smells were mingling together and frankly making an awful stench.
When I asked her if she had a new-found fetish, she rolled her eyes and said: "End-of-year presents from parents."
Before you think she's ungrateful, would you really want 28 candles, all smelling of different flowers and fruits?