THE BLOG FROM THE HEADMASTER’S STUDYJANUARY 2014 . And so another successful 12 months in The Headmaster’s Study comes to a close. I would like to thank all those who took the time and trouble to visit in 2013. Your continued support is very much appreciated. . And now a new year is upon us and with it comes a few changes. . I have decided to discontinue my ‘full day in school’ visit option. I do understand that this may come as a disappointment to many but a change in my private life means I can no longer offer this service. I will continue to offer my standard appointment (which is by far the most popular service I offer) and I will add a new ‘extended session’. . The new extended session will include approximately two and a half hours in role. It will be geared to those who wish to study in a classroom setting as well as engage in role play and corporal punishment activity. Further details can be found elsewhere on the site or by clicking here. . All those who have ‘full day in school’ visits already booked will have their appointments honoured but from this point onwards no new ‘full day’ appointments will be taken. . I wish to stress again that the above changes will in no way affect my standard sessions. . NOVEMBER 2013 . WITHHELD TELEPHONE NUMBERS (OR FURTHER RAMBLINGS OF A GRUMPY OLD MAN) . Like most individuals I regularly receive phone calls from numbers that are ‘unknown’ or ‘withheld’. Mostly these are from businesses trying to sell shares in some offshore wine trading franchise or someone from a PPI company offering to claim thousands in compensation on my behalf. Usually the phone goes down straight away, however, on a fairly regularly basis I receive a phone call that starts something like this ………………… . Me: Hello. . Caller: Hello. I got your number from (insert title here) magazine. . Me: I see. . Caller: Could I have details? . No doubt they then expect me to launch into what I do and how I go about doing it but I never respond with that information. Instead 2 questions go through my mind although I don’t ask them directly. . 1)Why are you calling from a number that is withheld? . 2)Why have you not looked at my website? . I actually begin by explaining that I never discuss what I do with those who intentionally or otherwise withhold their telephone number. Some genuinely do not realise what they have done, apologise, hang up, and call back from a number that is not withheld but most do not. I have given up trying to explain (to callers) the reasons why I won’t discuss what I do with those who call from such numbers. For you the reader it is (as if you didn’t already know) for reasons of trust. If you call someone like me looking for the services I provide then you have to show that you are genuine. Not withholding your phone number is a ‘massive’ display of your seriousness to take things further. Yes, I know you could call from a call box or some other untraceable location but, hopefully, you get my point. . I then explain that I have a very detailed (some say anal) website that contains everything you need to know about making an informed choice about choosing to visit me. I go on to explain that the website address is always in the advertisement or article that they have just read. Generally speaking I get the ‘I have no internet access’ response. For those who are lying about their internet status then I have no interest in their attempts to waste my time but for those who are telling the truth then I can only offer the following ……………… . The scene today, for better or worse, is internet based. The scene will not come and find you, you must go and find it.. At this point, more often than not, the person on the other end of the phone hangs up. . I think that most individuals who play this kind of ‘telephone game’ will never change their modus operandi but those who genuinely fail to understand the mistake they are making when they call from withheld numbers and/or ask inane questions need to understand how the scene works these days. . Ironically the people I wish to engage with through this piece are those who are least likely to read it. For everyone else I hope it gives you another brief insight into the world of a professional school scene Headmaster. . SEPTEMBER 2013AVAILABILITY The Headmaster’s Study is undoubtedly getting busier. A very large and diverse group of adult schoolboys and adult schoolgirls are now choosing to visit to avail themselves of the unique services that I provide. However, this ‘success’ brings with it a unique set of problems. Recently I have been contacted by a number of potential new pupils and regular attendees who have been disappointed to find that my waiting time for an appointment stood at more than 5 weeks. Holidays and other personal commitments mean that I cannot offer appointments on every day of every week and it’s important to remember that when you contact me. My diary is not always this busy but it does go to show that wherever possible you should always try to book an appointment well in advance. I am rarely able to see anyone without a minimum of 48 hours notice and it is far more usual for my adult boys and adult girls to book 10 to 14 days in advance. My current availability in October and beyond is currently better than during September but that is bound to change as the weeks go on. If you want to find out what my current availability is then just drop me an email. If you are able then please include your own availability at the same time. In any eventuality I can assure you that your Headmaster’s Study experience will be well worth waiting for. . AUGUST 2013Another lengthy gap between this update and the previous one. Just to let you all know that I am still here and continue to see a steady number of adult schoolboys and adult schoolgirls in my study and classroom. If you haven’t already done so then why not join them? . Although not immediately apparent this website has had a major overhaul since the last update. If you find any broken links or spelling mistakes or other ‘nasties’ then drop me an email. . GRUMPY OLD MAN . Just recently I was speaking with two of my boys and each said something I found quite interesting. The first said that he thought my website was a little ‘anal’ and the second said he thought that I came over as a ‘bit of a grumpy old man’. After giving what they said some serious thought I have to say that I’m quite happy with both of the comments. . The Headmaster’s Study is meant to give a very detailed overview of what I do and it does just that. I would prefer there to be more information rather than not enough. I still believe that anyone who is seriously considering coming to see me (for the first time) should pay close attention to everything that is stated within its pages. At the end of the day my website is here so that you can make an informed choice as to whether what I have to offer really is for you. If that means the site comes over as being a little ‘anal’ then so be it. . Am I really a grumpy old man? I don’t think so. It’s probably just a reflection of how I write within this website and my continuing annoyance at those who feel that it is okay to try and waste my time. All those adult boys and girls who have met me have said that they find me approachable and friendly. Once you have met me you will then find that further contact will become much easier. . I always enjoy receiving feedback. If you have any comments on the website then drop me an email. You can find my email address on the home page and dotted about the site. . TWITTER . A few people have commented that I don’t use Twitter that much. I have to say that the jury is out on Twitter as far as I am concerned. I am not prepared to make any comment concerning anyone who visits me, either anonymously or otherwise, through Twitter. I just don’t think that it is the right and proper thing to do. Similarly, I am sure that none of you are interested in what my breakfast consisted of or what the weather in Derbyshire is currently doing. Or perhaps I am wrong? Comments please? For the time being I will continue to tweet but don’t expect it to be a regular thing. (Maybe I am a grumpy old man!) . ASSU UNIFORM SHOP . And now a blatant plug for my uniform shop. If you are looking for the best, British made, school uniform for role play activity then please take a look at my webshop. I have just re stocked with a range of cotton and nylon lined grey short trousers as well as a new range of school skirts and traditional gymslips in navy and grey. . Click below to visit ASSU now.OLD BLOG POSTS . Starting with the next update I will begin to remove the oldest archived blog posts. The maximum number of archive pages I will keep will be 3. . Until the next time. . Mr Prendergast. .