Team Hope. The boys usually bring home their shoebox appeal leaflet from Scouts in early November and the boxes get shipped to children in eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Africa.
...when the ferns are still there, buffeted by the wind, long after the hostas in the pots in front of them are gone
...when your son has his seventh birthday. Oh that beautiful boy- how he is growing up and how my heart breaks to realise it.