Every time we come back to Holland Minnie and Quentin are just as happy to see us as we are them. It's amazing that the little ones have such great memories and huge capacity to love. Their small arms around our necks seem to belong there, and we enjoy each second. How they grow! Minnie is forever confident, she entered (and won!) the X Factor children's talent show so graciously. Quentin continues to be gentle and pensive, with a great sense of fun! He's not as keen as his big sister on the thespian activities though.
Both children try their best to speak English to us which is so wonderful to hear. And I keep trying to improve my Dutch. Well, sort of!
We went into school with Minnie one morning and sat with her at her desk as she drew us a picture to take home to England. What a moment it was. Minnie you are such a clever girl! Quentin, happy and lovely as ever cyled round the payground of his nursery school as we watched from afar.
It can't be so long before we are back to feel those arms again......