Wednesday 27th July
3:30pm Cara’s face when I told her who Taylor Corraddi, David’s daughter was, was brilliant. She made a beeline for her and struck up the conversation by telling her how much she just ‘loved’ her bracelets and what an ‘amazing’ style she has. Oh, and how ‘incredible’ her hair is. Then there were some not-so-subtle questions about her house and what it was like, before just blatantly asking if she could come and stay with them. She is one brazen Irish girl, but Taylor wasn’t having any of it. She obviously just thought Cara was a weirdo, and she’s probably had all this fake praise from all the other counselors already. Life’s tough when your dad’s an international celebrity.
There are quite a few famous kids here this session actually – I’ve heard rumours of Portia Smith’s* son, Simon Eastwood’s* grandchildren and Cara said that Jane Lawson* [more super-famous celebs] used her skanky toilet when there wasn’t any toilet roll. Haha, bet they’re not used to that. I can’t imagine what these kids think when they come here from their million dollar Upper East Side Manhattan apartments.
The South African woman up at craft blatantly hates Cara and me. She doesn’t trust us with her precious store cupboard one bit. Cara and me are supposed to teach crafts together just the two of us, but she hangs around on her free watching us like a hawk. She’s such a bitch too. I know I’m a gossip, but at least I provide some ammunition for everyone else – it should be give and take. Even though she obviously doesn’t like Cara and me she slags everyone off to us, including the woman who teaches ceramics who is about her age so I thought they’d be friends. She’s got her head stuck so far up her arse I’m not surprised she can’t see the kids robbing the sticky glitter from the cupboard.
Keakuki and me were messing around earlier. We were facing each other, holding hands and leaning back. I kept going further and further back.
Me: “If you loved me you wouldn’t let me go!”
She was laughing and squealing. I think she loved the attention – I’ve heard her new counselors are finding her a bit of a handful. Lately, whenever I’ve seen her wandering around camp, she’s been by herself with a scowl on her face. It’s obvious she’s had enough here. I’ve never seen her in a play so she’s not here for the performing arts; when it comes to the stage I think she’s actually really shy.
9:18pm My campers and me just found Zoe’s showreel in her stuff after a tip off from Pip. It was so cool. She’s been in Neighbours and a few Australian adverts, including one for Coca Cola. It was weird to see her on screen, but she looked good!
11:42pm God, trying to get my campers to stay in at night is such a stress sometimes. I have to go calling for them at the doors like they’re rogue cats out on the prowl. Pete told one of his to get in last night after he’d taken them out for pizza as a treat for cleaning up the bunk, and the camper replied, “Go shovel shit horse boy”.