The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Saturday, 15 October 1988

A Radical Cut


DEAD LATE OF THE NIGHT.

 

LISTENING TO WAGNER’S ‘DIE EIRGANDE HOLLANDER’.



 

Well, she’s made a good job of it.  Hair all over the floor, though. 

 

Nice company, both Astra AND Hazel.  Nice to have them here.  They’ve just gone.

 

Remembrance Of The Daleks is STILL brilliant.

 

PART TWO was lovely, even the in-joke of ACE nearly watching an episode of Doctor Who on Mrs Smith’s television.  ACE also had a magical moment when she was evading the Daleks.  The stunts were lovely, a credit to Ms Aldred.  The Quatermass in-joke was also dead nice, all this Alison, Bernard + British Rocket Group stuff, etc.  GREAT!  The Casket was also skill – and the Café moment.


 
The novel of The Space Museum was GOOD…


…and the novel of The Edge Of Destruction is EXCELLENT.


 

Julian Ward’s video of Doctor Who: The Romans was hilarious. 


I’m glad I’ve seen it.

 

Later:

 

‘Burn It Up’ – Beatmasters & PP Arnold



 

THE ROMANS was great.  I really love the Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Vicki + Dr 1 team.  The story is so very tongue-in-cheek, not brilliantly funny, given its nature, but inwardly amusing.  Some moments are ABSURD, and others are very skilful. 

 

I LOVE STUFF LIKE:

 

DOCTOR:           

Now look, Chestertin…

 

BARBARA:         

Chesterton!

 

DOCTOR:           

Oh, Ian – Barbara’s calling you…

 

It was enjoyable and never boring.  And Maximus Petullian has a skill face.


 

Later:

 

‘Regrets’ – Eurythmics



 

Tonite, Astra Trellis + Hazel Church came over to THE PURPLE HAVEN, and Astra cut my split ends.  Then came the crunch.  Should I go for a new style?  Should I – or shouldn’t I – cut all my long, shaggy hair off in favour of a more neat + tidy style?  Looking at Hazel’s hair, I asked Astra for something similar: a short ‘bob’ with crimpable tails at the back.  I took the plunge and we went for it.

 

I DO SO REGRET IT.

 


It had to be tried, but I now know that I cannot live with short hair.

 

GROW

PLEASE 

 




 

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