I am SO TIRED of Mam not taking our photos and letting us keep in touch with everybody else. It may be that nobody remembers us after such a long break, but I'm TAKING OVER as editor here, just incase.
Robin. I'm nine years old. The photo is of me with my twin sister,
Wren. It's an old photo and was taken under protest. I do not like
having my hair brushed neatly like that, but I DID manage to get my tie
back into the usual, fetching angle. No neat and tidy for me, if I have
anything to say about it.
My hero is William - no, not the prince
one, the one that had Richmal Crompton write down the traumas and
victories of his childhood in books like 'Just William.'
William got up to all kinds of fun stuff. You can hardly believe that he would be old enough to
be my great-grandad if he was still around. Funny that grown ups always
say they behaved like little angels when they were kids. I just don't
My best friend is Roland. That's his photo below,
showing off our school uniform in full. In school, we both get into
trouble because of our hair. Well, what's a boy to do if he was born
with more hair than other people? It's not exactly fair that we get told
off because our hair doesn't fit under school caps, is it?
Roland's into reading books about a kid called Jennings. Some bloke called Anthony Buckeridge wrote down Jennings' adventures.
us, Jennings was a boarding school prisoner in term time but, according
to Roland, there is an awful lot of great ideas on how to have fun
between lessons in boarding school in the Jennings biographies, so I
plan to read them too.
Well, I don't just plan to tell you about
our adventures and tragedies, like the punishment that follows if Roland
or I hand in our Latin prep late, because that would be boring to other
people. No, we live in a sort of fun orphanage in school holidays and
exiat weekends and there re all kinds of kids here.
There are girls
There are early Gotz kids
and later Gotz kids.
There are Trendons
Then there are kids who have had eye surgery
and kids like my sister, who needed new hair.
Not to mention
get on just fine - most of the time! So there are plenty of kids to
write here, or to be written about and there's lots going on. We hope
you will enjoy seeing articles about us from time to time.
I'm just the editor. It's the best job because I may need to exclude a
few little items that might bring down more trouble down on my head than
usual....Well, I plan to be an explorer one day, not a saint, so I need
to practise risk taking and being adventurous, don't I?
Bye for now,