20 Jun 2009




When I got back to the party, everyone was still having a great time. Except Mum. She was sitting in this deck chair that she couldn’t get out of, holding her massive tummy and saying ‘It’s starting, it’s starting!’

Well, then everything went crazy!
Mum came back to the house with Dad to pick up her overnight stuff. Dad asked Dawn if she was sensible enough to keep an eye on me and Ben until he could sort out a sitter. She just rolled her eyes, which Dad took as a ‘yes’.

Now, we’re at home, waiting for Dad to ring from the hospital.

Sbrother is on the way!


That was brilliant.
I’ve just come back to let you know how Maya and her mum and dad took it. The party is still going on, so I’ll go back soon.
We were all ready, waiting for Miss Price to drive up with Maya and her parents in the car. As soon as we saw them driving up, the steel band started playing and everyone started cheering and clapping.
Maya got out of the car slowly, her mouth hanging open. Her dad had to help her mum out, but once she was out she could stand OK and walked towards us, grinning like a mad thing.
‘What’s going on?’ Maya asked.
‘It’s a tropical beach, for you and your mum and dad just to enjoy for the day,’ I said.
And then Maya burst into tears!
Well, THAT wasn’t the reaction I’d been expecting!

I want up and gave her a hug. And then I saw that even though she was blubbing, she was smiling too. She whispered ‘thank you’, then she grabbed her mum’s hand and rushed towards the beach. Her mum rushed too! And her dad.
They went straight in.
We’d invited people from school, and people from Maya’s street and some of Maya’s relatives too – her gran and grandpa. And everyone was clapping and laughing.


That was a few hours ago and since then, we’ve been dancing and eating and swimming and lazing around. We even built sandcastles! On the allotment! Dad raked A LOT of sand.

I’d better get back to the party!


Eek! There’s been so much to do! I haven’t had time to post.
We’ve just nipped home to pick up mum (she’s WAY to pregnant to move plants and put up hammocks and things, so she waited at home until it was ready).

The allotment looks FANTASTIC. It’s just like Barbados. Sandy, sunny and covered in lush plants. And the paddling pool is more like a swimming pool! It took HOURS to fill it up last night.

Miss Price will be bringing Maya and her parents in fifteen minutes, so we have to hurry back.