You did not provide your full name on your letter but you will forgive me for assuming I am replying to a woman – we lassies are prone to a spot of havering, are we not?!
I am sorry to hear you have fallen out with your teammates, dear – girls can be a little unkind to each other sometimes and it reminds me of my time spent at Highlands High for Girls. I was always the last to be chosen for Curling, but it was difficult to sweep vigorously whilst wearing my sibling’s hand-me-down gym shorts. My sister was, after all, not known as Big Bellied Bertha McBelch for nothing! I daresay your teammates have a menagerie of hilarious nicknames you too, dear.
Try not to take this little set back to heart, KP – you sound as if you have some wonderful friends to support you through this troubled time and Piers especially seems awfully sweet and kind – with people like that behind you, you can’t go far wrong. And anyway, if you are as you say, about to become ‘minted’, I’m sure you will soon attract lots of lovely new friends. My advice is to always keep in mind the Girl Guide motto – ‘A guide is loyal and can be trusted’ – if you can remember that dear, it will always stand you in good stead.