Wednesday was the children’s first day back at school and I try to make these days special and memorable, well whilst the little ones are small enough to humour me! The day starts with the obligatory back to school photos in the morning, when we are all are clean and tidy, no uniforms on before breakfast today. These photos are diligently emailed through to the grandparents so whilst they don’t live near us they can share in the excitement of the day too. For Little Miss this is the third year of school and the change in her is significant in the images we have. After the poses and pleas for genuine smiles, our other tradition is much more appealing, after school we head to the ice cream parlour for a well deserved ice cream treat. On the walk down to town it feels gorgeous to hold their little hands after a day apart. This year it was exceptionally hot and sunny so the beach was busy and the little ones had an audience to play cute to as they licked their ice creams and chatted about their day. Given the school holidays are over it is a more mature tourist in town now, but they were enchanted by the children still in uniforms and carrying their little book bags and many came over to say hello or smiled at us. Its always a tiring day as we get back to the routine of school so baths and early nights all round but a happy day and I’ve got gorgeous photos too!