Aïcha has started recognising letters all around her. She points them out on mundane household objects, as well as insisting we read all the print on a business card that just happens to be floating around.

Her total knowledge of letters is still very small, but at least she realises how exciting reading is!

I’ve just finished Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion trilogy, and although it’s driven David crazy because I just want to hole up somewhere with a book, I’ve been loving it. My friend Melinda has a large collection of Christian novels, so I’m starting to explore this genre.