The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Friday, 20 December 1985

Non-Uniform Day

‘So Good To Be Back Home Again’ – The Tourists

Last day of term! Hoo-flamin’-ray! It was, of course, non-uniform day. I wore my black, silky smoking jacket (v. trendy), black slacks and a long white shirt. I went round all day with Jazz and Astra Trellis. In the afternoon, our year watched Gremlins (again!) in the library.

I was happy to receive Christmas kisses from Astra Trellis, Mandy Dell, Bev Thingumajig, Tara Speed and, er, Jazz Thompson.

I’m sleeping at Joey’s. Boring!


This time 11 years ago:
‘I got Planet Of The Apes Weekly 9.’

This time 6 years ago:
‘I got Doctor Who Weekly 11.’

This time 2 years ago:
‘Hooray! At last! The last day of school. No more prison! I went ice-skating with the school to Peterborough. I bought some American Marvel mags while I was there: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 87 and Marvel Tales 160

…I also got my report…

School Road,
West Walton,

Headmaster: Oscar Chorley

Dear Parent,

I am very pleased to be able to tell you that, according to
MOST OF your child’s subject teachers, he has made satisfactory progress in MOST subjects this half term.

Moreover, I am particularly pleased to note that in
R.E. and ENGLISH the subject teacher has given particular praise.

I am concerned however that Ritcherd has not been able to bring any ingredients for practical cookery lessons to date. I hope to see an improvement in the new year, as he particularly wanted to take the subject.


I would like to remind you that every half-year your child’s attainment will be assessed in every subject and you will receive a full report.

Yours sincerely,

N. Fielding

Form Teacher

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