What a difference a day makes! Huge downpour leads to school going into ‘lockdown’ with students and staff unable to move between lessons across the large school’s two sites. Even helped out moving bookstands in the library when water began seeping into the room, forming a ominously large puddle. Even so, my two talks to Year 7 and Year 8 lads ran smoothly in Hall 2. I received a fantastic welcome to the school from the headmaster, English staff, and wonderful librarian, Lou Burrows. Students had constructed a display board with info about my book, Daniel, and about the Teenage Cancer Trust. Fab. I recall my last visit to the school some years back with great affection (I was a ‘prize’ in a competition run by The Reading Zone in conjunction with World Book Day), and this was reinforced on my second visit. I was well fed with scones and cakes baked by Lou (if she entered the Great British Bake-off, she’d probably win it!) – and I have to say a really special ‘Thank You’ to Lou and her team of library helpers for their additional fundraising work in aid of the charity I’ve chosen to support – through a popular home made cake sale (what else!) – a wonderful gesture. Hopefully it won’t be so long before I visit Exmouth once again (getting peckish already).