Dear Matron Rose,
I’m so happy that you wrote back to me cos I thought you wouldn’t. Have you send my letter to my real mum? If not, why? Do you think they should baptise me? Why didn’t you answer any of these questions? Is there something I should know? Are you keeping a secret from me? Now, enough of that talk. Did you know that I still write in my diary nearly every day? Oh and by the way I’ve made a new friend called Toni. She’s from Italy, the reason why where friends is because everyone is calling her a dago or somethin like people are calling me a abo. I gotta go now cos Ma B is calling me for dinner. It was lovely to hear from you. Write to me soon!