I got a call from a recent ex pupil from my old school. She wanted to know what I could remember about my time there. I told her I did not want to remember my time there. It was not a happy time. My school days were not “the happiest time of my life”. She seemed surprised and pressed me for something positive. I gave her rugby and the day I left. Of course what she was really after was money. Apparently they are raising money to bulld a new science and mathematics block. They need to raise alot of money. I told her that unfortunately the Birdwatchers name would not be on the roll call of grateful ex pupils who had made a donation. I was an ungrateful old pupil. And it was such a lovely sunny day before she phoned.