The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Friday, 2 January 1987

This Is England

‘They Say it’s Gonna Rain’ – Kerry Delius


Well, sort of.  It’s about 12 in the afternoon, really.  But that’s morning for me, and I’m off for a bath before I go to my Dad’s!

Oh, Christmas is nearly over, kids!

Last night, I had a dream about all my ‘friends’ at tech, and none of them were quite what I’d made them out to be…


Approx 6.04pm.

I am at my Dad and Annie’s house in Ashton Street, Castleford, listening to ‘Dancing Barefoot’ by The Mission on the stereo.


I’m still thinking about the great time I’ve had while I’ve been up here, and about how much I’ll miss Flash and Dodo.  If Pontefract wasn’t such a jype-hole, I’d like to live there, to be near the only young person who respects the same values I do (probably).


I don’t think my Dad’s too pleased with my image.  Neither is Annie.  Oh well.  That’s just me, and if I’m a so-called ‘weirdo’, then I’m a so-called ‘weirdo’.  End of story.  PLEASE!    Am I too easily influenced?  No, chids.  This is me.  This is England.  This is the ‘80s.  Well, for another 3 years…

Due to the fact that I’m returning home at about 2pm tomorrow, I can’t go with Flash to the opening of The Alternative Store.  Damn!  I hope I’ll be able to pick up the rest of my stuff from Gordon Villas, though.

By the way, The Situation has completed 60 cassettes – with another 3 in the pipeline.  Good, eh?

I’m starting to think of Jen more.  Where will our relationship go?  I think we’ll see some changes in my personal life pretty soon.  We’ll have to see, won’t we? 

Although I don’t feel depressed right now, I’m sure I soon will.

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NEXT TIME: ‘Dancing barefoot…’

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