Although, my mother had a point. The idea of dressing up in something Christmassy and parading through town in front of all our friends, sent a shudder down both mine and Bells spine.
“We’ll never live that down!!!” Bell cried, and she was right. We’d get teased by everyone forever!!! And if that wasn’t bad enough, we were bound to get a new nickname from our bonkers teacher Mr Rowbottom. My friend Jess had been known for years as ‘No Hat’ because she once turned up to a swimming lesson with, well, No Hat!!! You could just imagine what we’d be called.