Our neighbours have had the placement of the two children they’re adopting – or at least, it’s starting. The little girl is a bit older than H, but they both like the same things – I suspect H is going to have a new friend soon – and they’ll be in the same year at school (though not the same school).

The two girls stood either side of their gate, eyeing each other up, checking each other out and mentioning the things they like while trying to work out if they actually will be friends with each other (which I’m sure they will be) – it was quite sweet…

But! This is a good thing – H has a friend a couple of doors down and she’s never had that before (well, someone her own age to be more specific). So I’m happy too!