Dec 312011

31st December 1986

What a wicked year it’s been!!!! I’ve found a girl who thinks more of a cesspit than of me!!! We’ve got a dog which is now on heat!! (fertile!!!) And Mum & Dad still think I’ve got a bad report!!! I suppose I’m the only one this could happen to anyway!!! Euan Anderson is staying the night here after the party!!! Olly has gone to Ben’s, Mum & Dad have gone somewhere else and I have gone to Matt’s for my party!!! 10.30pm: Realised that I have forgotten the key!!!! All about the party tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Year’s Eve 1986.

So there you have it. The whole of my 1986. Typical that I end it with a bit of a moan but there you go. I’d like to think that cesspits perform quite a useful role in society although you wouldn’t want one in your house & they do tend to get a bit whiffy if you don’t keep an eye on them. I don’t know why a dog on it’s blob is such a big deal either, apart for the fact you’ve got follow it around the house with kitchen roll & Dettol spray on the off chance it stains the carpet with drippage. Actually that would get a bit tedious after a while.

My school report. Yeah, whatever! More important things to think about – Paaartaaay! Of course I won’t be writing about the party tomorrow as this is the final entry. I can safely say that it involved lots of party poppers, silly string, general silliness and copious amounts of pre-stashed booze…

It’s been an interesting experience this publishing my secret diary as a 13 year old, 25 years after the event each day for a whole year malarkey. It’s mad to think that I am 3 times older now than I was when I started writing the first entry on 1st Jan 1986! And maybe a little wiser.

So what’s changed? Well, I don’t use nearly as many exclamation marks for a start. My hand writing is just as bad but my spelling has improved immensely. “Surgery” – there you go. I will never, ever again spell it “Sergery”. 🙂 I’ve also hooked up with some fab people from way back that I may not have done otherwise. Thanks to everyone who left feedback & comments too.

That’s it! Time to say “Goodbye 1986” and “Hello 1987” New York Style… 🙂

Matt Toplis (Aged 39 1/24)

  3 Responses to “31st December 1986”

  1. Matt,
    Thanks for the memories, nostalgia about BGS 1986 and for the daily entertainment.
    Maybe if you didn’t complete 1987, we could have 2012 entries??
    Be great to catch up next year!
    Jez (5.2)
    P.S. Thanks for the card!

    • Hi Jez
      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for all your comments.
      I’m looking to hook up with some old BGS chums sometime in Feb if you’re up for it. I’ll keep you in the loop.
      Happy 2012…
      Matt (5.5)

  2. Well there you have it !!
    It just goes to show that all those years of writing cheques for school fees wasn’t wasted after all. You can now spell SURGERY (with or without exclamation marks !!!). As for school reports, I seem to remember the only really good one was when they got you mixed up with someone else ! Was it Mrs Pemberton who was most impressed with your ability to go for a whole Maths class with the curtain flapping in your face and not seeming to notice.
    I wonder if I should publish my diary for the same year ??
    Maybe not.
    Happy 2012 to all your readers.

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