AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY
F R I D A Y, 3 M A R C H
Miss Leopold was away for German, and Miss Eden looked after us. At the end, Jacqui suggested we do a prose in neat for homework because Miss Leopold would be so pleased. That's one of the better sides of Jacqui's character.
At 1.20 Jenny arrived. We sat in the cloakroom and pulled the curtain, and she told me the most fab Finkelstein news, the best since 6th October. He told his landlady before he left that he'd never teach in a girls' school again because girls kept on following him, especially... TWO FOURTH FORMERS. At this I sat down and went "oh - no." He said he told them off once and they were ok for the rest of that day, but after that they continued to follow him. I sat staring at her open-mouthed, I simply couldn't believe it. I STILL CAN'T.
The suspense of waiting for Anya was unbearable. When she did come, we clutched on to each other with disbelief, and went for a walk to discuss it all. To think he recognised us EVERY TIME HE SAW US. To think we had an effect on him. Life is full of small things that finally build up to a climax and this is one of them. It's so, so wonderful.
At home I changed into green skirt and white top and at 7.30 the Holloways and the Bensteds came. I didn't come down till dinner though - I needed to meditate about him.
Mrs B who's Canadian is so nice. I cleared the whole table and had coffee with them, then went upstairs.
Did he like us - or not? That's the key question. He must have liked us, he always gave us such fab looks. I wish I could see him again. Surely he'll come to see the Sixth Form Unit when it opens? It's the only one in the country.
What an extraordinary day.