Marianna started back at school today - it's crazy to think she's in year one now! I'm still not 100% sold on the wisdom of a full return but, on balance, it seems to be the best thing for us personally. Marianna has been really lonely without any siblings or anything. :(
Anyway, she really enjoyed today and, as a reward for being brave, McGinty (our Elf on the Shelf) sent her a Schultüte to open when she got home. I made it out of some wallpaper we had on hand and £10 worth of party bag fillers.