Hello. My name is Matt Toplis & this is my Secret Diary from 1986. Each entry will be posted precisely 25 years after the original date commencing 1st Jan 2011. 1986 was the only year I kept a complete diary from start to finish. Don’t expect much – it’s not exactly Samuel Pepys – more like Adrian Mole.
Some of it is quite dull, some of it is quite amusing but most of it is excruciatingly cringe-worthy.
All the people mentioned are real. I haven’t changed any names to protect the innocent. Some I still keep in touch with, some I haven’t seen for many years. If you knew me back then you might even be in it.
I apologise in advance for causing any embarrassment and/or offence, but hey – it was 25 years ago and these are just the witterings of a 13 year old boy from a nice part of Bristol.
Matt Toplis (Aged 38 1/24) 🙂