VERY DISAPPOINTING NEWS
W E D N E S D A Y, 2 6 J U L Y
Another hot day.
Didn't have to be at school till 10 so I did a bit of shopping in Epsom and bought some fab ribbon to make watch-straps to match my trousers. Bumped into Sally in Pullingers, and walked into school with her. She’s very nice: it’s easier to talk to her about more intellectual things, because I don’t know her so well. You feel a bit self-conscious with close friends if you start talking about un-trivial things.
Had House Meetings - Liz Stock was voted Games Captain, and next year’s form mistress is Tree Trunks in Hut Y – not bad at all.
Then we went outside to watch tennis-matches. Anya and me didn’t watch, we just killed ourselves - she was Polnareff and I was me. It was hilarious. Then we all trooped along to the Hall to say goodbye to the staff. By the end of Prayers lots of people were sniffling. But Anya and me were in a swoon about her phoning up the Knightsbridge Hotel tonight.
Got home and read some 'Petticoats' that Sally's lent me. I didn't realise it was so good, I'm definitely going to get it! There's one jolly interesting thing on morals.
Then Anya rang me up. Oh it’s awful – our letter to Polnareff has been stolen. I just can’t believe who’d be so horrid. The lady can’t think who it can be; she came down one morning and it had gone. She sympathised terribly. The second awful thing: he’s probably coming to England end of August, and Anya’s in Denmark until September 10th. She’s absolutely heart-broken. Everything’s gone wrong. I don't want to see him by myself.
The one good thing is, the lady was terribly nice. We’re on friendly terms with her and that's so important. I can go to London again, and give her another letter, just like the last.