Odette Elliott


Sam and Jah The first few days in their London schools.

  Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net We moved at the end of the school summer holidays, so that the boys could start at the […]

The family moves. The first night in London.

We have now lived in London for over thirty years, but I can still remember the day we moved in. We packed up our belongings in […]

Jah’s “interview” at a local Primary School – Moving to North West London

There was a Church of England school at the end of our road in London where the new house was, but there were no places. In […]

Bank Holiday Post – A moment for something Completely Different. Leisure activities.

Dear Readers. As you know, the theme of my blog is Adoption Reflections – Multiracial Family. Most of my life I wear a metaphorical “hat”, saying […]

Final arrangements for Jah. Most plans completed before the move.

So. The forthcoming move to London seemed to suit Lucy and Anna, and Sam’s school place had been secured. I had to give in my notice […]

Our three-page letter of appeal for Sam to attend the school of our choice. Sometimes parents get things right!

So now, to re-cap,  The church had bought  the house for us in London. D. and I thought that since it was near enough to the […]

Random Reflections (not particularly adoption-related), And not very dramatic.

Fortunately I called my blog “Adoption Reflections” as well as “Multiracial family”. I think that allows me to indulge in sundry reflections now and again. I […]

1983. The family is moving. Hunting for a house in London

The salary of Church ministers is not big enough for them to buy a house. Therefore, the Manse, as they call it, is owned by the […]

1983. The search for a school in London with an anti-racist policy.

Now we knew that we were going to move to London, D. and I began all over again searching for a secondary school that would adopt […]