Date: 10 Jan 2018 3:41 pm Title: Chapter 7 - On knowing and recognising
Interesting how it has suddenly hit Hilda that maybe Joey is too involved in the school. Do hope Kathie isn't too intimidated by Bruno and Joey - and probably being asked to help bath babies!
Date: 06 Jan 2018 5:37 pm Title: Chapter 6 - The start of trouble
Ouch! Poor Kathie! I'm afraid teachers have to learn the hard way when not to speak too loud - as I now to my cost! I hope this doesn't cause too many problems for her, as it's hard to know how to react when one's a newbie.
Date: 19 Nov 2017 9:01 pm Title: Chapter 5 - Opinions on both sides
I would assume it's the same in all boarding schools, and perhaps Kathie should have made some inquiries from people like Nell Randolph, her friend at uni, who went to boarding school, before taking on the job. I hope it's not going to cause her real problems.Thanks, Bobcat.
Date: 18 Nov 2017 5:54 pm Title: Chapter 5 - Opinions on both sides
EBD never seemed to think staff or girls would like space away from other people. I think it is usual for Kathy to want time to herself, hope someone can help her find a quiet space to get her thoughts in order.
Date: 25 Sep 2017 5:47 pm Title: Chapter 4 - Exterior and Interior
Loved the extra detail we got in the diary, especially her impressions of Hilda and Nell, and her wonderment that one should want to return to teach where you were a pupil, and did staff treat you differently. Matey did!! Feeling free to treat the ones she knew as mere children! *grins* This is al slightly different as we don't have her aunt's strictures about standing apart and making them obey her. Presumably she's already gone through that phase elsewhere, but was it good or bad, I wonder... Thanks, Bobcat.
Date: 13 Sep 2017 4:51 pm Title: Chapter 3 - Last night nerves
You've expressed Kathie's fear so beautifully, Bobcat, that I could really feel it. Her uncle is wonderful, though, keeping things in perspective and making her do so, too. I'm sure that, even if Nell did tell Hilda anything, the latter would give Kathie the benefit of the doubt and make up her own mind about her new mistress. I loved the bit at the end, where they give her her mother's silver pendant. May it give her the courage she seems to need. Thanks, Bobcat.
Date: 05 Sep 2017 2:39 pm Title: Chapter 1 - A decision
Looking forward to more of this. I was just thinking Kathie is surely too young to have any skeletons in her closet, then I remembered some of my experiences at Uni, and wonder if Kathie has had the same issues.
I hope this is a positive move for her. I don't have a copy of New Mistress so may have to buy one to compare the two stories
Date: 04 Sep 2017 5:47 pm Title: Chapter 2 - A reaction
Oh, dear, secrets in the wardrobe! I do hope her problems have been nothing too serious or her new job is scuppered before she starts. Notice her aunt is still over-protective, standing outside the bathroom door. Thanks, Bobcat.
Date: 03 Sep 2017 9:23 pm Title: Chapter 1 - A decision
Hilda? Warflowery? Heaven help us!!? An interesting start and am wondering where it is going. Thanks, Bobcat.