A lovely (half) day with Laura and Ella. Lesley and I went early enough to have lunch with Laura. As usual Ella amazed us with her ability to communicate like a young adult. She has a great understanding and makes humorous and thoughtful comments in a conversation. She enjoys reading and is a delight to listen to, especially when she is working out an unfamiliar word. She holds no fear for new words, she just accurately sounds them out and then reads them at full speed. She’s a lucky girl to be blessed with good parents and good teachers. We are enjoying watching her grow up and look forward to seeing what she gets up to as she grows older.