While I was enjoying a quiet feed with Calista in the late afternoon, our other two girls were getting up to mischief.

I had set them up with the pens and paper for as a quiet playtime activity before tea, but they turned it into something much more fun.

Aïcha has a good grasp of her letters and can draw some simple ones. Brioni recognises her own initial, but when she names colours, her guesses are confident but quite wild.