Maisie had wanted to be a teacher since Third Class with Miss Sharkey. Not that Miss Sharkey had anything to do with Maisie’s burning desire, just the opposite. You see, when Maisie was in Third Class, Faye Cox became the first kid in the street with a television set in her front room. On Tuesdays at 7 o’clock, Maisie was invited to watch ‘Leave it to Beaver’ where upon she fell instantly in love with Miss Landers.
Nowadays, Maisie is a Relief Teacher for her local zone, specialising in Middle Primary. On days when she doesn’t get a call, she finds it hard to switch off and swings into ‘explaining mode’ at the slightest provocation. She has been an avid angler since hooking up with her second husband, able to tell the difference between flathead and mullet, between leather-jacket and bream.
She is blessed with the best of both worlds.