They're off today. We have a lot of Swedish heritage in the family, so it's a sensible choice to make their home there; Lady Magnon still has plenty of cousins there, and of course all of Kellogg's family are there. Wills & Co are off to start a new life in the land of his ancestors.
We'll miss them all, of course, but mostly the boys. They're both at an age where they are really eager to learn new things, to have as much fun as possible, and just to run free in the countryside with a friendly black and white Dog at their sides.
Boo Boo has just about mastered how to swim, and how to fire a gun, and is very proud of himself. Both boys have really enjoyed Lady Magnon's afternoon stories. Above is the Cherub listening attentively as she reads from Stella Mead's wonderful 'Paths in Storyland'.
I have always insisted on two things for our children/grandchildren; a story every night before bed, and always to eat together at table. Nothing special, but what a difference it makes to children's lives.
Sweden has always had the reputation of being a very liberal country. Generally the Swedes are very pleasant people, and of course most speak English, which will be handy before they learn the basics. Kellogg is Swedish, so at least one family member can deal with officialdom.
So, a new adventure begins. Have fun boys..... and bon voyage!