Malcolm agreed to go to Costa Coffee with Tom; followed by walk to Croyland Gardens and to the pond where Tom dipped in his toes...near the fish.
Tom couldn't be aware of the importance of the past. Know about kings and queens, politics, ancient roman's or catastrophic events such as the sinking of the Titanic.
'I want to go to school day, announced Tom. it's such a long time; in fact millions and trillions of years since I sat in a school desk.
Tom was taken to the daycentre on alternate days; but stayed briefly. There followed the ritual administration of notes from home; problems encountered or appointments to keep.
'Come in the swan with me Malcolm, pleaded Tom. 'Let's take that swan, over there in lake, for a nice little spin'. Malcolm felt uneasy but was still prepared to share more magic moments with Tom.