A WOMAN has found an unexpected new pursuit after thinking up ways to connect with her new great-grandson in spite of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Former headteacher, Jean Mason, was unable to see baby Jack due to coronavirus restrictions and decided to write a book about his adventures, which she hopes to share with him as he gets older.

The book, titled Jack’s Midnight Adventures, follows Jack as he visits the Queen, Father Christmas and takes a trip to the moon - all while he is asleep.

“During lockdown I couldn’t see my family as much as I had liked,” said Jean, 81, of Bence Lane, Darton. “The idea for the book came to me and I wrote it down and showed it to family and friends who said that I should look into publishing it.

“It started as something for Jack, but now I am looking forward to other boys and girls being able to read it.”

Jean was the headteacher at Wellgate Primary School for 17 years until her retirement in 1999.

She said she hopes the book will bring joy to other children.

Jack’s Midnight Adventures will be available from The Book Vault from early November.