” Hello Hattie , you are just the person I need ”

“I am?”

“Yes I need to take some photo’s of a couple of hats. You can be my model”

” Ok I need to ask you something anyway ”


“Right Hattie stand there! Oh those boots look very hot for this weather, would you not prefer a pair of Jj sandals? ”

” No thanks, I am quite cool in these” states Hattie

” Can you change hats please ” asks Mum.


“Is that one of mine? ” queries Mum



” Yes ” replies Hattie ” That’s what I wanted to talk about ”

Mum nods at Hattie to carry on while she sorts out the hats to be photographed.

” See , I have added some pretty flowers and buttons”She shows mum the hat ” and I was thinking we could go into business together. You make the hats and I’ll give them ‘Hattitude’ with the flowers and buttons ”

“That sounds like a good idea Hattie ” says Mum smiling ” and what would you do with your share of the money? ”

” I think that I would help Toby with his education ”

Mum is very impressed at Hattie’s words ” That is so kind of you Hattie ! How would you help him ?”

Hattie smiles back at mum ” I’d send him to boarding school until he’s 18 ”

Mum just manages to stop herself laughing ” I see ” she tries hard not to giggle ” You do know that he’ll have to come home for the holidays”

“What! ” cries Hattie ” Don’t they have to stay all year every year until they are released ..I mean finish at 18?”

” No” smiles Mum ” I do believe that they come home for long holidays. Maybe you could ask Kendal, she attended Boarding school ”

Hattie decides to find out from Kendal  and hopes that Mum’s wrong!



Hattie model’s for Mum’s new hat photo’s but seems very quiet .



But Mum can hear her mind ticking over, she’s sure that Hattie has not given up on her plan at least not yet.

“Well thank you Hattie for being my model ”

” Your welcome ”

” What are you doing now Hattie?”

“I’m taking these boots off it’s far to hot to wear them ” She states

” Shall I get you a nice pair of JJ’s?”

” No I’ll wear Nate’s red sneakers, he won’t mind”..