Thursday 17 March 1994

The kids were full of it this morning. Apparently at Axel's birthday barbecue after school yesterday he had a dreadful accident. I haven't got the full story yet but it sounds from what the kids were saying that his mother had to cut his windpipe with a knife to allow him to breathe.

Axel's dad rang the school during the day. They're still not sure how he will fare.

He won't be allowed visitors for a couple of days so the kids are making a humongous card to give him in the weekend. It's full of all sorts of sick jokes and riddles. Parts of it fold out to give a blow-by-blow cartoon version of the accident.

I'm not quite sure why they have stuck a 20 cent piece right in the middle.