The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Tuesday, 13 February 1990

One Dick, Two Cups

‘The Sensual World (Instrumental)’ – Kate Bush

More TEST OF COMPASSION rehearsals.  Kenneth ‘Ken Shabby’ Farnham (also known as Bill ‘Chigley’ Trumpton) is doing quite a dodgy job on the direction, but (unlike LOOT and Larry) at least one can exert some influence on him.

It started well, but Ken’s proving to be somewhat narrow-minded and traditional, often casting radical and exciting ideas by the wayside.  He asks for our ideas, but then dictates exactly what he wants – and what Ken wants isn’t all that thrilling.  And he’s very opinionated.

I should send the girl with ginger hair a Valentine’s card also, I think.


‘Walk Away’ – Sisters of Mercy

Now here’s a humorous story…

Kat heard that Nigel Cameron had called her a ‘lesbian’ to the police at some point and so went up to him this morning break and threw a cup of hot chocolate over him.  So he told the Principal.  Thus, Kat had to go and see the head of our department, Mr Williams.  She told him the full story and he told that story to the Principal.  The Principal told her: ‘Well done, Kat.’  And Williams said: ‘If it had been me, it’d have been two cups of hot chocolate…’

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Next time: ‘La Historie de un Amore…’

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