Impressed with the reach of The Manchester Guardian’s ‘Secret Teacher’ column and inspired by recollection of another online diary called The Private Secret Diary I determine to re-brand my own attempt with inclusion of the word Secret. Entirely convinced that this simple addition (in parenthesis, no less) will catapult readership into the stratosphere. Or at least, perhaps, into double figures.
Rush of optimism (or more likely caffeine) additionally sees me making early Resolution to follow in the footsteps of aforementioned secretive writers to Turn This Into A Book. Share this thought with M who, at This Time In The Term understandably fails to summon pretence of positive support and instead merely offers withering roll of eyes.