Seamus had a good job at a school in the Midlands. He resisted the urge to go back to Christ Minster. He met a German in Amsterdam and started doing a line with her.
He liked his head of department. He disliked the housemaster whose house he lived in. After a year he moved out but was still in school accomm. In his second year he grew the Politics Society. He also took over inviting speakers for sixth form extension days.
He also had to organise a Berlin trip. He was faintly afraid of this. With a little help he made a good fist of it. It was largely repeating what had been done many times before.
He had enormous fun coaching rugger. the pupils respected him more as he had been there some time. He learnt how to handle their conduct. He knew the exam and reports system.
Seamus got his driving licence within a year of starting in the Midlands. He was able to visit Christ Minster regularly.
Seamus then started that internally assessed PGCE. He passed.
That was two years he had been in the Midlands. The next year he bought himself a 2 bedroom flat in the town. He then started doing a Master’s via the University of London external programmes. He sat his exams and presented a dissertation. He passed with a distinction. That took 2 years. So it was after 4 years in the Midlands he had that down pat.
Seamus went on the St Petersburg and Moscow trip.
In his 5th year he began a Ph D via the University of London. It took him 6 years. He had been in the Midlands 10 years by the time he finished that. He had been at Midlands 5 years by the time. Barbie finished her degree. She came to Midlands as the German assistant.
Barbie did that for a year. Then she did a PGCE at Cambridge and passed it. Barbie the taught German and Special Needs. She taught Art in the prep school..
Barbie and Seamus were 29 when she became pregnant. Their daughter Susan was born there. The next year they wed.
Barbie and Seamus both has QTS.
Seamus was elected a Tory councillor. Aged 30 he got himself on the Tory candidate’s list.
He fought a nearby no hoper seat of Leicester East. He took a sabbatical to do so. That was 2005
Then he was selected for a target seat in 2010. That was Peterborough. He just made it into Parliament.