The first year I worked I worked over Christmas, well when I say I worked I mean I was available. All my pupils were asking me ‘am I working over Christmas?’ as they said they would all like lessons. Each morning I would get up, shower and dress only to find one by one my pupils were cancelling, sore throats, sick children and even dogs were amongst the excuses. One day I had 4 lessons and already 3 had cancelled when the 4th called and before she had chance to say anything I was quick to tell her if she wanted to cancel too then go ahead, I was a little short and suddenly felt very guilty as she asked was I working as she really wanted her lesson. I apologised and said of course I would be there and I did the lesson and did not have the heart to charge her, sorry Leanne if you ever read this.