I have now been here two years and since then I have seen many sights of London which shall never fade from my memory.
I arrived in England on June 1st on a wet rainy day & I thought London unspeakable, but since then I have changed my mind as I find it can be fine in England. For the first fortnight we stayed at “Glenroy” Hotel, while staying there I saw many sights, among which were the British Museum, and the White City and the Crystal Palace.
The White City I enjoyed very much, I went on everything & I had a lovely time, but I was very disappointed in the Crystal Palace.
On the 15th of June I was taken by force! to school, I was very reluctant to go as I did not know what an English school was like but when I got there my feelings quite changed, everyone was so kind to me. The school is a lovely old building, situated on the High Road, it dates from the time of the Stuarts. The “Assembly” room is an Adam’s room, most beautifully decorated in that style, also the staircase is one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”!!
The grounds are lovely, with two tennis courts, and a beautiful pergola at the end over which the sweetest roses climb, but the thing I like best is the mulberry tree. We have the most glorious oak hall which Lady Tate (Our “Fairy Godmother”) gave us. It is the best Hall that any school possesses in the whole of England, and it goes by the name of “The Amy Lefroy Hall”.
I did not do anything exciting the first half term I was at school, when I arrived I was put in the Lower IV which was very big form of 32 girls. The term flew very quickly & before we knew where we were Exam- week was upon us, but I did not do any as I had the painful experience of haveing my adenoids removed, which was a little worse than exams!!!!!!!!