10.45am – 11.15am: Read “Mayfair” I bought on New Year’s Eve. (Just think! Yea, I bought a Porno Mag from Smiths! I don’t know how I did it!) 11.15am: Read my “Fighting Fantasy” Book and got killed. 12.15pm: Decided to get up and go down stair for breakfast! 1.00pm: Ben (one of Olly’s friends) rang up to invite us to see “Santa Claus“. 4.40pm: Saw the film above Waitrose, it was quite good. When we got home (to Ben’s house). Olly had to do his job (He cleans Dad’s surgery every Mon-Fri for £6.00). Olly wanted Ben to stay the night, so, to save time we all did it. When we got home (Our house) we watched “Rocky II“. Ben practiced his boxing skills on me!
Hmm, OK, where do I start? Well I must say that in my eyes purchasing a copy of Mayfair (a bargain at £1.20) was quite an achievement for a 13 year old boy, especially as I used some WH Smiths vouchers I received from an uncle & aunt for Christmas. They would be so pleased to know their generosity went towards me learning to read with one hand. It does say “Read” in the entry so I must assume that I was referring to the fantastic article on Traction Engines on page 50, or the hilarious selection of after-dinner jokes on page 88. I wonder if “Elizabeth” from North London is still interested in fine art or whether “Susie” from Worcester still works at a DIY warehouse? Either way if their original ages are to be believed they would be in their mid-forties by now so although I’m sure they are just as lovely, they’re probably not as pert.
I loved those “Fighting Fantasy” books – thank you Steve Jackson & Ian Livingston. I think my favourite must be “Deathtrap Dungeon“.
Just so you know Olly is my younger brother who would have been 11 at the time. His friend Ben would have been about the same. My Dad used to be an orthodontist and ran a surgery (I spelt it “sergery” in the diary) in Redland which is where Olly went to “do his job”. Reading that makes it sound like he needed a poo!
I said that the movie “Santa Claus” was quite good although I really should have said it was shit. Yeah, definitely shit.
Rocky II – marvellous.
The front cover of the actual Mayfair magazine. Ah! Porn nostalgia!