Above is Hannah’s final art piece for her A level. It is done in Quink ink and lino on watercolour paper.
When my daughter was about 10 a friend saw her drawing. ” Well,” they said, ” You’re a chip off the old block aren’t you.” My 10 year old daughter looked up from her drawing and fixed them with her gimlet eye. ” I think you will find that I am a perfectly new block, actually,” she replied.
I was proud of her then and I am proud of her now. And her brother. Both of them passed their driving tests this week. Both are astonishing adults. Hannah has a place at Kingston to do art foundation. Tom is taking his time, looking around, has just come back from rowing in the gig rowing championships in the Scilly Isles. Both are fierce when angry ( when hungry) and retain an element of toddler that is terrifying in a teenager! ( I think they learned that from me). And Hannah has a blog.
And meanwhile my lovely friend Daf and Claire are just starting this journey of parent-being, with Betsi Mair, who is just so very beautiful. I have met her before but then she was curled up and dancing in her mum. Looking forward to watching her dreaming and growing, and to writing a book, just for her.