Last Thursday was the first day of school here in Rhayader. The kids have been ready for it for quite a while. I don't know what they would do if they had 3 months off school like the U.S. This is Breanna's last year in the primary school. Next year will be her first year of high school. She will be 11 in January. Seems too early for me, but that is the age here. Iestyn's new teacher is a man this year, so I am hoping that it doesn't make it hard for him to learn. With his special issues (mild spectrum autism?--still undiagnosed) there are some things that agitate him. He used to have a man dentist, but that didn't work, so we had to change to a woman dentist. We are confident that this change will not be a problem, as he has already made fast friends with the new teacher. On the first day of school, he came home with a huge smile and a picture that his teacher drew him. The fastest way to Iestyn's heart is by being interested in the things that he draws. He has a wonderful imagination! Ian is slotting back into school easily, and is still the class clown. I look forward to all the things he will be learning this year. We are ready for this school year!