...to the day, hurrying in the dark to catch a train to Southampton.
Destination: St George College, Swaythling, where a pupil, Leo Stoy, is this year's recipient of the Catholic Young Writer Award. The school made me most welcome, and it was a real delight to present the shield, cash prize, and collection of books to Leo and to meet his parents and younger brother, and other pupils who had won prizes or certificates. The boys were an attentive audience, and responded well when I finished things by calling for three hearty cheers for their teachers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning.