The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Monday, 23 December 1985

Christmas with Flash

‘In Dulce Jubilo’ – Mike Oldfield



Wing Nang Noo Widdley Bot!

I went to Flash’s today. We exchanged prezzies and I received a mix cassette from him, called Ritcherd The Epitaxial.
Flash found the kids’ book very amusing. We exchanged new Situation tapes to borrow also. I think Epitaxial can happily form part of The 1985 Booty Bag (alongside: the illustrated brown paper bag from Uncle Poohbag’s Literature Shop which contains The Situation’s Tales Of Suspense comic).

Flash and I seemed very close and got on well, although he seemed very concerned that he had smelly armpits (I certainly didn’t notice). He, too, is very much into The Beatles.

I’m back home at Blackberry Narrow now!

The latest Smash Hits has all the end of year poll winner stuff. Take a look…

BEST GROUP: Duran Duran
WORST GROUP: Wham!
MOST BRILLIANT HAIRCUT: Simon Le Bon
MOST USELESS HAIRCUT: Simon Le Bon
BEST TV AD: Oxo
WORST TV AD: Nescafe
BEST FILM: Desperately Seeking Susan
WORST FILM: Rambo
BEST DJ: Steve Wright
WORST DJ: Mike Read
BEST MUSIC TV SHOW: Top Of The Pops
WORST MUSIC TV SHOW: Top Of The Pops
BEST NON-MUSIC TV SHOW: EastEnders
WORST NON-MUSIC TV SHOW: Crossroads
BEST DRESSED: John Taylor
WORST DRESSED: Bob Geldof
MOST WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING: Bob Geldof
MOST FANCIABLE PERSON: John Taylor
EVENT OF THE YEAR: Live Aid
NON-EVENT OF THE YEAR: Madonna's Wedding
BEST MALE SINGER: Simon Le Bon
WORST MALE SINGER: George Michael
BEST FEMALE SINGER: Madonna
WORST FEMALE SINGER: Madonna
MOST FANCIABLE FEMALE: Madonna
BEST VIDEO: ‘Take On Me’ by A-ha
WORST VIDEO: ‘If I Was’ by Midge Ure
MOST VERY HORRIBLE THING: George Michael’s beard
BEST SINGLE: ‘A View To A Kill’ by Duran Duran
WORST SINGLE: ‘The Power Of Love’ by Jennifer Rush
BEST LP: Like A Virgin by Madonna
WORST LP: Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen
MOST PROMISING NEW ACT: A-ha
LEAST PROMISING NEW ACT: Arcadia
BIGGEST PRAT OF THE YEAR: George Michael

This time 2 years ago:
‘I got Return Of The Jedi Weekly 28.’


This time 7 years ago:
‘I got Star Wars Weekly 47.’

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With Christmas Love to Waen Shepherd

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