The start of the September term is always a big event for us - one because Jeff and I, were/are teachers and once you have children, each new term marks such a big stage in their little lives.
And then this her today - her first day at Secondary School - with the new addition of a blazer and tie, looking very smart.
When Sophie started school it was so close to home - literally! We lived in boarding accommodation and she just had to walk across the courtyard and I could spy on her through her bedroom window.
So there were smiles all round this morning - fingers crossed it continues!