The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Sunday, 22 October 1989

Looking Forward and Back

3.15pm

‘Crystal Ocean’ – The Mission


I am Dick Shit…

WEEK AHEAD (PROSPECTIVE)

WORKING AT LORRY YARD MON, TUE, WED.

UNA BAKER’S PARTY WEDNESDAY!

JOHNNY BADCOCK’S THURSDAY AND FRIDAY?

HOME SATURDAY?

BACK TO TECH NEXT MONDAY!

GOD!  WHY DO WE HAVE HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS?  IT’S JUST A WASTE OF MY TIME!!

Later:

6pm-ish?  I don’t know.

‘Duel’ – Propaganda


I’m just looking through old diaries, letters and stuff; odd things I wouldn’t generally take the time to look at…

I mean, in my first ever 1985 volume, we have me lusting over a new schoolgirl called Paula.  HA-HA!  We were friends for a time.  Paula Fox.  Y’know what?  I saw her in the paper the other week.  A national paper.  And why?  Well, she finally achieved her ambition, didn’t she?  She was posing topless on Page 3 of The Sun.  And I’m glad for her.  A long way from Wetlands High…

Then there’s Sadie Woolf.  Remember her?  I was a bit crazy about her in 1987.  I’m just reading a letter she sent me.  And there’s tonnes of letters from Flash.  Loads of stuff to look back on.  If I were to die tomorrow, I think it would be in the knowledge that within my 19 years on Earth, I have already lived a rich and wonderful life.

I am grateful.

Later:

7pm-ish

‘Stay With Me’ – The Mission


I scare myself and I don’t like it.

I found a scrap of a 1986 letter from Jenny Taylor.  It reminded me that I must get in touch with her as she has ALL of those letters we used to exchange in lessons.  I’d love to get copies.  I bet she’s destroyed them now.  Even if she hasn’t, it’s one chunk of my life, gone.  STOLEN?  I’d probably have to contact Gaby Hill and maybe she’d know Jen’s new address.

But, then, what would I rather see?  Those letters … or Jenny herself?  I would perhaps like to take Jenny out to dinner…

Do you know what scares me?

That I’ll never see these people again, Ritcherd.

[You will see Jenny again, and it’ll be quite amazing – Ritcherd, 1996]


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