It is that wonderful time of the year again.
It was registration day for junior football at Braidwood Recreation Ground. My granddaughter, Ivy, and grandson, Jolyon, signed up eagerly and gleefully to join their respective activity groups.
I loved seeing both of them not play football.
It is that time of year when children are attracted to a ball like glue and they struggle with oversize shoes that parents hope will see two seasons.
It is the kind of late Autumn day that everyone loves. Parents and families huddle and chat to share their joy that their children are active and might find some friends to see them through the long Winter.
Glue was afoot and there was promise in the air.
No one shouted, everyone one laughed and enjoyed that very special first day.