Why it is necessary for these things to start so early is something of a mystery. As it happens, it was a lovely morning, and the St Peters grounds looked in very good shape.
What is a complete mystery, however, is why they ban dogs from the school grounds. It is an essential part of any boy’s education to gain an easy familiarity with all sorts of dogs, especially those who are not lucky enough to have a dog at home. Perdita was certainly not impressed by being left in the car.
Jamie seemed happy enough however to get stuck into the game.