"Here is my Brooke Bond National School Awards
Certificate, 1968. I vaguely
remember having to do 'something fancy'
with a really ancient pen and ink to win this prize. The pen was either my
first fountain pen (which cost about
I saved for months to get it.) or it was a nibbed affair
that I had to dip into an inkwell.
I copied and illustrated a poem - fancy handwriting and picture.
Junior Art. This might explain why
I do what I do now".