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Eric Smith - the diary
You wake up with Eric Smith every morning, but there's much more to him than being the liveliest alarm clock around. Eric's diary keeps you up to date with what he does after 9am.
Monday, 22 June
I haven't had a school dinner for quite a while now, although I've done several features on the subject for the BBC Radio Shropshire breakfast show over the past few years.
Enjoying school dinner
It all started when the head at Dothill, Debbie Cawte, rang the breakfast show to tell me how proud she was of the new dining arrangements – and during the conversation I sort of invited myself along to have a look.
Remember this is a primary school and there are around 480 kids attending, so it's a big operation. But I must say it works like clockwork. The youngsters were very well behaved and I was looked after by Emily Hodson.
Emily's in her last year at Dothill and will soon be leaving to go to the Charlton School. She was the perfect host, very chatty and extremely knowledgeable about the school and how things work.
Thank you Emily (and everybody else at Dothill) for a lovely lunch.
Can the basket survive Eric's holiday?
I've got a week's holiday coming up, and to be perfectly honest we've been really undecided what to do.
I've only got one niggling worry…… I do hope the lads remember to water the hanging basket and the pots while we're away!
I'll let you know …….
last updated: 23/06/2009 at 10:13