For my last official engagement (sounds like a member of the Royal Family), because Ed Sheeran couldn’t make it, I was invited as Coordinator of the BHBPA to go yesterday to the Rose Media Group to adjudicate on their very important Christmas jumper competition.
The staff bevy of beauties were all clad in festive jumpers and what a task it was to judge which was best. After several seconds of serious consideration I chose to give the prestigious prize to Julia for her efforts and for the alliteration available for the newsletter headline later.
How incredibly kind, generous and civilised of them all to keep me there with coffee for almost an hour while we discussed the wider issues of education and socialisation in our schools. I hope I didn’t bore them to death but they were very patient, as you should be with older people!
It was a great pleasure, so thanks, Aneela, for inviting me and for the gifts for my departure. Thanks too for all the support down the years.