I think there are few things in this world that make one feel as good as a hug from a child.

They have a way of REALLY giving a proper hug, arms wrapped tightly round your neck and bodies pressed close. There is smething extra special when they are still little enough for their head to fit into that crook of your neck….it is just pure happiness. Many a time, cuddles from my kids have been enough to lift my mood or make me realise that no matter what, there are more important things in life!

Last week, my younger brother from South Africa spent a week with us in Melbourne.

These pics were taken in the final few minutes of goodbye’s between the kids and uncle Hughie.