After lunch, they all settled down to do the things they liked best – Dad to read the first Gardening magazine which had come through the post the day after Christmas; Mum to get on with knitting her newest creation, this time for Grandpa; Stuart, as ever, to play his moothie, and try to coax a new tune from it……….he probably needed a bit more practice to be able to do this; and Davina to write another chapter of her first book……….wondering what her Prince and Princess could get up to in this chapter!
Then, the doorbell rang. “I wonder who this is?” said Mum, as she put down her knitting and went to the door. “Oh, hello, Mr. Jackson! How are you? Won’t you come in?” and she came back through with Mr. Jackson in tow! Oops, Davina thought, wracking her brains to think of something she might have done wrong to cause a school teacher to visit in the holidays!! But thankfully, it was not that. Mr. Jackson had simply come to say a big thank you to Davina, as he had been in school, and found her little Christmas present to him sitting on his desk. “Whew!” thought Davina, “That’s a first!”…….and indeed it was! Davina would be going back to school into a new class, and towards the summer, after yet another set of exams, she would be deciding on which secondary school she wanted to join, and what subjects she wanted to take!
Quite relieved that she was not in trouble, Davina plonked herself down near the adults to listen to why Mr. Jackson had come. He explained that he had decided he wanted to be a full time Sports Master in a secondary school, and had passed all the exams necessary to do just that! He had then managed to get the position of Sports Master at the secondary school just a couple of streets away, one called Rose Street Secondary, and wondered which school Davina was thinking of joining!
WOW! She had been thinking about Rose Street Secondary! It had a great reputation for all subjects, but in particular…………….need I tell you? Of course – football! What a great end to the year! And what a great start to the next adventures in this resourceful young girl’s life, like the time when………but that, dear readers, is yet another story!!