Gaby:BOOK 2 Summer Girl*Part 60*Snip! Snip!

We agreed to meet up in the morning, Bernie was getting her hair done at eleven so the plan was to meet at Maddy's (it's a good job Mrs P doesn't mind us being around!) then walk Bernie to Sylv's. Then we would play on Rhod's PS2 while Sylv worked her 'magic' then we're off to Mansfield for the afternoon.

Well that's the plan.

Six whole weeks without school! And Mum's gets home on Sunday too!

"Hey Drew!" Jules called from the kitchen


"You doing much today?"

"Me an' the guys are going to Mansfield this afternoon, why?"

"Dad wanted to see if we can get a print of that picture" she informed me. Dad is working today so that he can have a couple of days off next week with Mum.

The Quiet Girl - Part 4

The Quiet Girl
Part Four - And Dreams Are Not Forgotten
by Andrea Lena DiMaggio


But dreams don't last
Tho' dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality
But tho' they paved the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree.

The Quiet Girl - Part 3

The Quiet Girl
Part Three - And The Birds Make Music
by Andrea Lena DiMaggio


And precious things are dreams onto an exile
They take her o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens she's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.

The Quiet Girl - Part 2

The Quiet Girl
Part Two - A Rude Awakening
by Andrea Lena DiMaggio


I wander o'er green hills thro' dreamy valleys,
And find a peace no other land could know.
I hear the birds make music fit for angels,
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.

Gaby:BOOK 2 Summer Girl*Part 59*School's Out for Summer!

Gaby:BOOK 2 Summer Girl*Part 59*School's Out for Summer!

"Hi Mrs Peters, its Drew"

"Hi Drew, did you have a good trip?"

"Yes thanks"

"Everyone I know watched the coverage, I didn't realise it was such a big thing"

"It was pretty awesome"

"But you're ringing about something else?"

"Well er, I was sort of hoping"

"Don't worry Drew, the shop rang me about an hour ago to say that it had arrived, I was just going to fetch it when you rang. Do you want to come with me?" she offered

Well it would keep me out of trouble.

Gaby:BOOK 2 Summer Girl*Part 58*Celebration

Gaby:BOOK 2 Summer Girl*Part 58*Celebration

Beep beep beep beep beep beep

Oh, I dragged an eye open and looked at the alarm clock. Six a.m. The events of last night came sharply back into focus.

"What are you doing in a dress?" Dad demanded

"His boobs are stuck on" Jules put in


"The bottle of remover stuff got broken and we couldn't get any today, Mrs Peters is having some delivered Monday?" I explained quickly

"Why didn't you let me know, how are you going to go tomorrow like that?" he enquired

Gaby: Book 2*Summer Girl*Part 57*The Suitor

I stayed in my 'Gaby' guise to go back to Maddy's, we were still jumping after the excitement of the afternoon. Mrs Cole had checked that I hadn't broken anything in my fall, the verdict was it would hurt for a couple of days.

"How did it go girls?" Aunt Carol asked

"We won!" Maddy squealed

"The badminton?"

"Yes!" Maddy confirmed

"And Scott won the School Cup too" I added

"Oh well done!" Mrs P told us, "get showered and changed and we'll eat"

"Maddy?" I called from the bathroom, "Ma-ad?"

A Change in Season Brings A Decision

Today marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer and just like the changing of seasons I myself have reached a point where I too must make a change. It won't be an easy choice and I find myself at a park near our home siting on a bench lost in thought. I only have a couple of hours before I am due back home and give my girlfriend the decision I have made. "Having a good day?" I hear a soft friendly voice say. I hadn't really noticed the woman sit down at the other end of the bench. "Ohhh, ok, I guess." with hesitation. "You looked so deep in thought I couldn't help but ask." she replied. I half smiled and told her "Well, It's really a long story but I have to make a big choice and I am torn about it." She looked into my eyes and with compassion said "Hey, maybe I can help, my friends tell me I'm a good listener and I have plenty of time this afternoon."

Gaby: Book 2*Summer Girl*Part 56*Sports Day

Gaby: Book 2*Summer Girl*Part 56*Sports Day

Wednesday. Even more tests! Boring.

Not quickly enough for me the final bell eventually rang. Maddy was waiting for me at the gates and we walked back to Castle Peters

"You got everything?" Mad asked

"I think so"

"Well I guess that's why we're doing this" she went on

We decided to try a quick change before tea.

"Okay Drew, I reckon we need to do it in about thirty minutes"

"I thought we had about forty minutes"

"Yeah but we need to get to the sports hall in that time too"

Gaby*Book 2*Summer Girl*Part 55*Testing Times

Gaby*Book 2*Summer Girl*Part 55*Testing Times

Mrs P was right; the SATS started straight after morning assembly, however that meant actually going to assembly first. Given his previous track record I was dreading Mr Wood's sermon of the day.

"...And I know those of you doing SATS this week will be doing their best." his tone said 'or else'.

He went through various notices, sports day, the dance on Saturday and so on.

"Finally our sportsmen and women have been busy this week. The under 16's cricket team had a 43 run win against Creswell, our athletics team came in second in the Dukeries championship. That means that they go to the county finals in Nottingham next weekend." He initiated a round of applause; most of the schools 'sport heads' are on the squad so this went on for a bit.