This past Sunday, I took Kate, our oldest daughter off to start her first term reading English at Warrick University. It was a perfect Autumn day with blue skies and lovely light falling on ploughed fields and changing leaves. Waving her off at the window, I thought back on all those first days, from playschool to Primary school, High School and Sixth Form. All the good-byes leading to ever widening circles. Children are amazing creatures - always changing and ever the same! I'm glad I got to see her new flat. Now I can respond to this like every other life changing event and make a quilt.