Bradley reminded me of myself a bit in this chapter.
I realise the plot isn’t moving forward very quickly. I wanted to introduce the main characters properly before introducing too many plot elements.
It was my poshest friend’s 18th birthday on Saturday (seriously, he has a top hat, a swimming pool and a double-barrelled surname). It was fun. We spent most of the time listening to Led Zeppelin, drinking cider and playing Time Splitters 2, when I wasn’t attempting to socialise and doubtless committing faux pas left, right and centre. There was only one other person from school attending, and like me, I think he felt a bit out of place. It was great fun though. We pushed the birthday boy into the pool, which was a laugh. He wasn’t particularly happy about that, but I passed him his top hat so that he could regain some of his dignity. You can never look undignified in a top hat.