The first chunk of 'Joe is Online' - on Kindle store and Smashwords.
Loughlands Middle School
Hello parents and pupils, thank-you once again for visiting our page on the web!
We hope to develop this site over time …watch this space!
Term ends on Friday the 30th of March and summer term will begin on the second Monday in April. Summer Term will end on July the 14th. We are finalising the dates of the school year 96-97 and should have these on this site soon.
Emma Hines and Stacey Kemp from Year 8 have both completed Grade 4 violin this term and will work on their theory for Grade 5 before taking exams at their new schools. Our art teacher Mrs. Yardley has awarded Joseph Brady (from year 6) an Information Technology certificate for his work on the school’s two computers and this website.
Steven Shields has been chosen by year 6 staff to work on the launch of our school newspaper. Any pupils wishing to take part should speak to Mr. Archer.
Wishing you all the joys of spring!
Jacqui Leadbetter (Mrs.)
Tel. (01733) 801455
From: Eric Krause email@example.com
To: Penelope Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 21 September 1996 23:15:54
I’m sorry to do this to you with an email but I’ve been thinking about a lot of things since we’ve both moved away, and I think it’s best if we just put things on hold for a while.
I’ve left messages with some girl called Olivia who said she’d pass them on...you getting none of those?? I just don’t think we should pretend we have the same relationship now as we did at home. I don’t want either of us to miss out on opportunities and I know you’ll have the best time up there. You sound as though you’re really looking forward to your course and everything.
The trouble is we’re going out and meeting girls and I don’t feel like I can really bond with the other guys. I know that sounds really shallow and mean but I wanted to be honest, and I didn’t want to break up with you at Christmas having wasted a whole term being celibate. I haven’t cheated on you but I worry that I might be tempted one day soon.
It gives you a chance to meet someone else as well, which will help you get over things quicker, I think. I do think that if you’d moved to London with me I would’ve made a go of it, but I think this is for the best. Maybe we can meet up in Plymouth at Christmas?
From: Michelle Macleod email@example.com
To: Morag Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 25 September 1996 11:09:56
Subject: Fwd:It’s me!!
Hey hon!! Well! Where do I start? This is my first time on email! How are you?? I can’t believe we didn’t say goodbye properly! I’m all settled in, and look at me, Morag! I’m on the internet!! I’ve been having a wonderful time here, I’m really surprised. I’ve been inside every hall and pulled about a dozen boys! Pretty much everyone on my corridor is great, except for this German guy called Folker who never comes out of his room and keeps calling me Margaret! I keep telling him my name’s Michelle but he won’t have it, for fuck’s sake!!! Everyone on our corridor thinks he’s a nutter and is calling him Fucker, total spod, but I suppose there’s one on every corridor, eh?
But apart from him it’s all good although I was really surprised how many posh English people there are here. I’m trying to avoid them. Anyway my friend Jenny and I are going out again for the tenth night in a row, not sure where we’re going but I’ll be in touch soon! Hope this email gets to you okay and please send me one back! Lots of love, Michelle xxxxx
From: Penelope Hunt email@example.com
To: Eric Krause firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 4 October 1996 14:01:54
Subject: re: Us
Eric, obviously it’s taken me some time to reply to your dumping email. To be honest I’ve been unable to bring myself to look it again, let alone reply to it, until now. I must say I expected better from you, given we’ve been together for more than a year. I’m fairly new to emailing I admit, but it’s definitely not an appropriate way to end a relationship as long-lasting as ours. We’ve been together for 18 months and I was just SIXTEEN when we first started going out and now I’m nearly NINETEEN!! I did think about getting the train down to London to confront you about this but the train fare is £27.50 and I can’t afford it. What amazes me more than anything is how quickly you’ve reached a decision to end this relationship. It’s been less than two weeks since we’ve been apart and I can only assume you always intended to finish things the moment we moved away, otherwise you would’ve given it more time. How completely immature of you to feel that the only way you will be accepted by your friends in hall is by apeing their juvenile and puerile behaviour. You’ve made it UTTERLY impossible for me to enjoy freshers’ week because I’ve stayed in my room, CRYING, almost every night. You have effectively ruined the start to my university career, and I’m unsure whether I can continue here now, because of the bad start I’ve had.