Friday 4 March 2016


“Iona, what are you doing in front of the mirror?” asks Peter. “You girls can be so vain!” 

“I am not vain, I am practicing my Scottish Dancing for the party, Peter!”

“Oh! Sorry. Well stop for a minute, we have a surprise for you!”

“Happy Birthday, Iona!” says Raffay. “We bought you a present. We all saved our pocket money for absolutely ages.  Even so, Mum had to chip in, too!”

“Oh, thank you!” says Iona. “That’s a huge parcel. Can I open it?”
Naomi is eager to help. She loves playing with wrapping paper.  

“Wow!” says Iona. “It’s one of Auntie Lel’s bears! He is lovely! Thank you so much!”

“His name is Harris” says Raffay. “Probably because his body is made from Harris tweed. But you can give him another name if you like.”

“No. I think he looks like a Harris. I love his face. So cute! Thanks guys! I do appreciate your enormous sacrifice! Shall we go and have some cake?”