The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Sunday, 17 January 1988

Strange Planet



‘Since Yesterday’ – Strawberry Switchblade


I have just watched Things To Come, the b+w movie. 

It was revealing, enlightening, beautiful, and far beyond the realms of any anticipated excellence.  It is the best thing I’ve watched in 1988 since The Thorn Birds.  I hope that in 1988 I’ll see even better stuff! 


And why? 


Because ’88 feels so good.


Flash was correct: this is THE year.  It certainly counters all the trash of 1987.  I have had no hassle yet; I have lots of friendly relationships going on; I have no desire to go out drinking a lot; Flash’s my mate (and I’ll probably see him next weekend); family ties are the best they’ve ever been; college is cool; TV is ace, and, well…  I hope 1988 continues to be Great.


Thank you, O Lord, my God, for 1988 so far.


THE BAD THINGS:         

I need a new record, but not desperately.

I’ve probably fouled up my exams.

My spots.  Still.



No real developments.  But then I don’t LUST for developments right now.


And MARVEL comics are great.  Cor!  Immature, or what?  No.  Just an Escapist retreating into his childhood.  A bad sign?  Hardly!  This is 1988, chiddehs!




Oh.  Pineapple ‘n’ prawn mayo sarnies are ace!!!





We live on a strange planet.  I think my Dad’s on the phone to Betty about maintenance.  Erm…


See you, people!  Ta-TA!



Did you see Screen Two: Dead Lucky tonite?  Cer-ikey!  You should have done.  You really should.  It was great.  Another of the very few programmes I ever see and actually enjoy.




And aren’t Sundays just spoovy (soz, Dodo!). 


All Creatures Great And Small was just Rudolph.



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