It’s the beginning of September and it’s that time of year again for some – the return to school. I have a vague recollection of being instructed by my mother to make sure my sister arrived at the correct classroom on her first day at primary school (picture above left).
Fast forward a generation and this is my daughter ready for her first day at school. The bunch of sunflowers was nearly bigger than her.
Recalling another family photograph I dug out this old picture below. It seems flowers for the teacher was a tradition embraced by our family.
If you were wondering what the grotesque puppet I am holding is supposed to be, well, it was Queen Elizabeth I. A junior school papier-mâché project that took all term and was finished at home during the holidays – oh what fun!