Odette Elliott


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 […]

1983 Anti-racist awareness?

 In 1983 I do not think it was common for schools to have an anti-racist policy. To be honest, if ever I mentioned to white friends […]

London. Here we come!

I had intended to take  a Monday “off” from the blog, but then I met a friend today who said that she was ‘looking forward to […]

Before moving on. A few more thoughts on Jah’s first few years with us. Leicester days.

I have just looked at a photo album and seen a few more pictures from the Leicester days. I think those days were good for Jah. […]

Multiracial cards and a few bits and pieces to remember, just before we move to London

MULTIRACIAL CARDS Recently I was reminded of something that happened just before we left Leicester in 1983. As I have said, we belonged to a mutually […]

A brief pause in the family story. Contemplating the move to London.

There will be a brief pause in the family story – hopefully to be resumed next week. (Right now, today February 2nd 2015,  I am looking […]

All change in the family situation

Things were going along fairly well in our family in 1983. Our elder daughter, Lucy was attending a ballet company school in London. Anna, our second […]

Why I started writing my blog

My blog began in September 2013 because there were many things I wanted to say about adopting children of a different race. They are things I […]