Review of 2013: July

We were finally treated to decent weather this year, with weeks of sunshine and barely a single threat of “an Indian summer”.

Watford Observer:

In fact the balmy temperatures were branded “almost too hot” by organisers of Abbots Langley Primary School’s fete, leading to melting cakes and a distinctly toasty Darth Vader.

Tara Chamberlain, event organiser, said: “The adult alcohol tombola went down well as it always does.”

Less sweet was the decision to send 11-year-old Holli McCann home from a school trip to the Isle of Wight after she was found to be flouting a chocolate ban.

Holli’s mum was called and told she needed to pick her daughter up after she broke Bromet Primary School’s “charter” by eating confectionary in a hotel and misbehaving on a beach.

It transpired that a “midnight feast” which Holli and three friends had in their hotel room was under investigated by teachers.

Watford Observer:

Statements were written by the children and then Holli’s bags were searched for the contraband – including a KitKat, a Fudge bar and a Freddo Frog.

Holli’s mother Yvonne said: “You would have thought they were running an international drug operation from their hotel room.”


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