...a Russell & Bromley Tassel Loafer
7:30am ah that must be the morning bell! Octavia’s up and rushing to the shower before you can say “Rise and Shine!”
Speaking of shine, how fly do I look today?
What a quick shower - must be a personal best. Ha! She beat the rest of those Sleepy Susans to it.
Uniform on, hair perfectly blow dried, tie straightened and she slips me on to complete the look. There never was a more chic Head Girl.
Down to breakfast. Out of the way you stupid First Formers - urgh they are so cocky these days - didn’t even bother to hold the door open!
Yasssss! It’s Friday and that means MUFFIN DAY - her fave. I wish they wouldn’t drop bits on the floor though - very squishy ewwww.
Off to the first lesson - photography. Obviously Octavia is top of the class, her Andy Warhol inspired self-portraits are SO original.
Textiles up next. Corset dress nearly complete, and the look is finished off with me - edgy but classic. Srsly she is the next Vivienne Westwood.
Free period! Thank God. Sooo much O.C to catch up on. It’s been SUCH a busy morning, poor darling needs a rest.
Lunch - hmmmm. Nothing suitable on the menu so Octavia and Podge order a pizza from Dominoes and eat it behind the Cookery Hut. SO naughty! Not much fun for me, it’s a bit gritty round the back here - and my soles are a bit sensitive to rough surfaces. I was designed for the Kings Road, not THIS.
Maths - urgh who needs it. Especially when Daddy owns a bank - surely everyone has other people to do their maths for them?
Quick ciggie break behind the Sports Hall - What a thrill! Not enjoying the mud though, and traipsing through years of cigarette butts is v nasty.
Finally a sports lesson! And today we are watching Wimbledon to learn how to play tennis - how heavenly.
Dash to Tuck Shop to get a packet of Discos and Diet Coke to see her through until supper time. What an array of footwear the younger girls wear these days - surely Doc Martins aren’t classed as school shoes … ?
Spending the evening working on the old UCAS application - but Octavia will probably get into Oxford anyway, when Daddy donates a library.
Another perfect day in boarding school paradise.
Words Emily Bray, Illustration Olivia Dueser
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