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Diary Entries for : August 1976

Sunday, 1st August 1976

Stayed in in morning. Went nans in afternoon. Neil and Joanne came in at night, 4 bottles of cider were drunk, Joanne was really drunk, Neil wasn’t bad I was a bit drunk. Mum and dad went out. I went Stocks with them and bought them 3 bottles of cider. They went about 10.45pm. Fancy Jo getting drunk.

Monday, 2nd August 1976

Went Southport with mum and dad, not a dad day. Stomach’s been off due to last nights episode. Got back about 9.30pm. One year ago today they told me Catherine fancies me. Now it’s the other way about.

Tuesday, 3rd August 1976

Went nans in morning had dinner there. Went onto Library stayed there for a few hours then went nan Wernham‘s for an hour. Did Barnes Avenue night papers. Stayed in at night.

Wednesday, 4th August 1976

Went nans in morning stayed there all day. Boring day. Mum and dad went out at night. Neil and Joanne came in till about 9.45pm. Just listening all night.

Thursday, 5th August 1976

Went nans in morning with dad to help with decorating stayed there for dinner walked home and went dentists at 2.20pm, in for an hour. Never did any papers at night. Mum was in bed with a headache. Never went out at night.

Friday, 6th August 1976

Went nans in morning did Guardians in afternoon. Found out Cath is on holidays for two weeks starting from August 1st. Never went out at night.

Saturday, 7th August 1976

Went work all day. Went Mr.Jenk’s reception at Padgate C.C with Graham Lloyd. I had 8 pints of bitter. Walked home at 11.30pm up Longbarn on way past house picked flowers out of these gardens. Went down Barnes Avenue picked 3 roses out of Catherine’s garden*. Took my shoes off coz they made a noise. I was quite drunk. Got in about 12.15am. Not a bad night out. Walked home on my own. Put flowers in a vase. * I walked, staggered along Barnes Avenue and just before I got to Catherine’s house I took my shoes off in order …

Sunday, 8th August 1976

                    Never went out at all today, drawing and painting several times in day. Finished oil painting called it “The Dream”. Mum and dad never went out at night.  

Monday, 9th August 1976

Went nans for dinner helped grandad with decorating in afternoon. Started painting background on that Kiki Dee painting which I drew yesterday. Went C.C with Graham Lloyd. This girl said she wanted to go out with me so I walked her and her friend up Bruche Avenue. Told Sav to tell her I don’t want to go out with her, she was a bit common not my type. Want to go out with Mary Kept thinking of Mary in comparison with her and Mary won easily.

Tuesday, 10th August 1976

Went nans in morning went town as well. Stayed in our house in afternoon. Did a bit of my oil painting which I finished in garden today. Never went out at night. The way my parents have been hinting I think they’ve been reading this diary.

Diary of a Lovesick Teenager

Because this is a diary, it was written at the time and at no point are there any exaggerations, lies or anything that may be misleading, it is written with an honest, if naive hand due to the tender age of it’s author. It can be described as funny, a little sad in parts and reflects my thoughts at the time, but most of all it is an honest document that I hope above all will entertain and amuse.

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