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Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and very well deserved half term break 😊

Me and the Guinea Pigs got out in the sunshine a bit and I think I’ve finally got the hang of baking. Batch of Cookies No.7 was a success! But don’t take my word for it, I delivered some to Miss Sharrat (she lives just down the road) and as far as I know she didn’t get sick! So one lockdown mission achieved! I wonder what I’ll do next?


Today I wanted to share a picture with you and talk about a quite serious thing- Mums (and Dads and Nans and Grandads and Aunts and Uncles and Cousins and distant friends).



This is not to say my Mum is serious… She is very silly… But over half term I usually go and see my Mum. My Mum lives near the seaside in Kent, the other side of London. It isn’t really that far, but right now, when we can’t get out and about, it seems a little like the far side of the moon. She lives with my Dad, the handsome gent in the picture. My Mum is poorly so we have all been fussing around her to make sure she stays at home and looks after herself! This must be a bit odd for her because she is used to doing that for me and my brothers!


My Mum is one of the best people I have ever met. She is very weird, very kind, very funny and I very much miss her. I suspect we all miss someone at the moment. When we have a tough emotion, like missing someone, it is good to share it, to realise that we are all feeling the same way. To remember that it is tough, but that we can get through anything as a team and this is why I’m talking to you, my team, about this today!


Now, one thing I miss about my Mum a lot right now are the hugs. My Mum has a special superpower, when she hugs me, it makes everything better. I think it might be the best superpower in the world. I mean she could have chosen to fly or turn invisible or be able to hulk-out when the supermarket queue gets too long, but instead my Mum chose to be able to give magical hugs to me and my brothers- how nice is that!


So can you do me a favour and, looking around your house, find a Mum or a Dad, a brother, a sister, a pet or someone else who is huggable and give them a massive hug. I know from the emails how much everyone is supported by their families with distance learning so say a massive thank you with a hug!


While you do that, I am going to call my Mum. Thank you team Great Missenden, I feel better already!

Hope you all have a great day.


Mr White




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