This morning I saw my youngest son off to his last day at school. I can't believe that my days of school reports, packed lunches and windy sports' fields have come to an end.
It seems impossible not only that I am 20 years older but that my children are all grown up.
I always thought that their first day at secondary school marked their first real steps out of the home but leaving school has really been the major turning point for me.
At their school it is traditional for the Upper Six to attend in fancy dress. They all meet at a playing field in the village and then do a last walk down the high street to school.
My son's group chose the "Where's Wally?" characters and Power Rangers. He got a great costume off Ebay and his grandad's walking stick.
A bit early for me to be taking photographs but they look ready for a good time.
Off he goes for the last time. I really could have sat and cried, he's my baby, he can't possibly be ready to go off into the big,wide world!!
Well in reality he is hoping to go off to the wonderful world of university and he'll still be costing me a fortune but you know what I mean!!
In a fancy dress mood here are pictures of his older siblings on their last day.
My eldest, now a very cool 22 year old who has a few more muscles! Their theme was "Super Heroes".
My daughter as a 21st Century Tin Man, following a "Wizard of Oz" theme. She is now a truly wonderful 20 year old.
Now I have got to find the cat and head for the vets, a task definitely designed to bring me back to the present!!