I can't tell you what a weird feeling this is. I have just been speaking to the sixth form at Saffron Walden County High School. It's the first time I have been back here since I left after my 'A' Levels 29 years ago. My old history teacher Bob Crossan had invited me and after the session he showed me round. The changes are astonishing. When I was there the school had about 1200 pupils on the roll. There are now more than 2000. The facilities are excellent and there was a really good atmosphere. I was however slightly disconcerted by the fact that half the sixth form were dressed in shorts and flip flops. That wouldn't have happened in 1980!
Bob was one of those teachers who really make a difference. He retires next year after 33 years at the school. It was great to see him again and rekindle some old memories.
Right, back to politics and the 90 minute drive to Norwich North!