Oh hiya right here, I wager you thought you’d seen the final of me. Nicely, seems my 1993 teenage diary didn’t cease on December the 31st like regular diaries, no this one carried on proper by till the 4th of January. So not solely do I’ve four additional days for you, I’ve additionally obtained a number of cheeky extras that have been stashed away in the back of the diary. I figured I’ve shared all the things else with you, I would as properly share these too.
I hope you take pleasure in them!
Saturday 1st January 1994
Didn’t go to mattress final evening till about 2.00am, however I don’t really feel tried in any respect. When cleansing the animals out this morning I fell on my bum as a result of it was actually icy. Hopefully I ought to have about £90 on the most to spend on Tuesday, however I nonetheless should get my babysitting cash from Sheila, which must be about £7.50.
Sunday 2nd January 1994
Right this moment was fairly boring besides when Sheila phoned after which came visiting. Mum, Dad and A have been at soccer so I had the home to myself so it was fairly boring till Sheila came visiting. I did truly suppose Mum was going to inform me off for not asking her however she didn’t. Thoughts you I ended up having to do the washing up with Sheila.
Monday third January 1994
Take That, Massive Breakfast, 7.00am. It was solely highlights of once they’d been on there earlier than, they weren’t on reside, however at the very least I managed to video them of their underwear so it wasn’t all that unhealthy. I went swimming after which on to Malmesbury with Sheila and household and Geraldine and household. It was OK truly. This vacation hasn’t been too unhealthy. Often I’m bored out of my thoughts.
Tuesday 4th January 1994
Buying in Bristol: 9.00am. Makeover Bodyshop: 11.00am. The makeover was OK, however she didn’t actually assist in anyway as a result of she requested us which colors we wished. I imply how the hell are we imagined to know. I purchased fairly a little bit of stuff, however solely three articles of clothes. I now want I’d purchased extra. This if the primary time ever that I’ve accomplished a diary. I’ve one message… THIS IS PRIVATE.
My 1994 Teenage New Yr Resolutions
- Don’t chunk nails (toes and fingers).
- Keep vegetarian.
- Solely purchase J17 and Smash Hits until one thing drastically fantastic is obtainable with one other journal.
- Have a shower at the very least Three occasions per week.
- Make an try at getting a boyfriend.
- Don’t decide/squeeze spots.
- Take care of hair.
- High animals up with hay on Wednesdays.
- Put at the very least £20 into Publish Workplace account.
- Go to a live performance.
- Be good to individuals.
Q and A
What’s your favorite Australian cleaning soap opera? – Dwelling and Away.
Your favorite American one? – Beverly Hills 90210.
What about British cleaning soap? – Eastenders and Coronation Road.
Who’s your favorite cleaning soap opera character? – Dieter Brummer.
Why? – Take one look and also you’ll know why!
Who’s your favorite American movie star? – Luke Perry.
Checklist your Three all time favorite movies – My Lady, Dwelling Alone, Folks Underneath The Stairs.
What about your high Three TV programmes? – High of the Pops, Massive Breakfast, The Ozone.
Who’s your favorite British singer? – Mark Owen.
What about American singers? -Whitney Houston.
What’s the identify of your favorite American group? -Boyz to Males/SWV.
What about British teams? – Take That.
Who’s the hunkiest boy in pop? – Mark Owen.
Who’s the very best lady? – Mariah Carey.
Who do you would like would by no means make a file once more? – Des O’Connor, Weapons n Roses.
Checklist your Three all time favorite albums – Take That and Social gathering, All the things Adjustments, Dance ’92.
What about your high Three singles? – May It Be Magic, Million Love Songs, Why Can’t I Wake Up With You.
I’m scripting this in order that if anybody does discover it and skim it they’ll know the way onerous it’s to be a teen and reside in such a useless finish place as Hullavington.
I’m not speaking about regular teenage issues comparable to spots, in actual fact they’re means down on the backside of my issues listing. I’ll begin off with drawback #1, most likely one which fairly a number of individuals are affected by. I’ve a scarcity of a boyfriend, in actual fact I all the time have finished, and to be completely sincere nobody has ever requested me out, besides as a joke. Don’t get me fallacious, I’ve fancied a number of in my time. I keep in mind once I was in Filands, I used to fancy Jock. I’d have goals about him. There’s completely no means he would ever have gone out with me. Then there was Jeremy. OK he wasn’t precisely good trying, it’s simply he’d all the time joke about fancying me and insisted on calling me Becky. The one motive he truly took discover of me was as a result of I used to be in a Science group with him. Possibly if I’d been good to him he would have requested me out, I don’t know. All I do know is that I used to be horrible to him. I hit him if he referred to as me Becky and was all the time swearing at him. One time he pissed me off a lot I dug my nail in his neck. I can inform you now he by no means actually had a dialog with me after that, after which he moved, in order that was the top of that.
I’d say the closest I obtained to going out with somebody was once I hung round with Percy. I can inform you now he was actually cute. An entire lot of us would go to youth membership on Friday nights. He used to take a seat on my lap or lay his head on my lap. He’d actually prefer it if I stroked his hair or tickled his ear. One time he fell asleep on me. I had this blue coat and he used to suck the nook of it. I’d look ahead to each Friday, however he was prefer it in school, he’d cling round me on a regular basis. Then within the college holidays he’d name spherical for me and we’d exit within the fields and simply hang around, him together with his head in my lap, it was pure bliss. Everybody was speaking by then, however we weren’t going out. Simply the texture of his head in my lap was like heaven, he’d even act prefer it in entrance of his mates. However there have been occasions once I was terrible to him as properly, I’d hit him if he did one thing fallacious. Then he all of the sudden declared he was transferring again to Eire once I was on vacation. I can inform you I considered him each evening and that I’d by no means see him once more. Then we went again to high school and he was there. Apparently he’d solely moved to Malmesbury, however issues weren’t the identical. It was as if we have been embarrassed to be round one another. Claudia reckons he practically requested me out and he was heard to have mentioned I used to be cute, however once more I mucked up. However now he appears to be flirting with me once more. He retains calling me Becky and gazing me, he even linked arms with me the opposite day and tried to memorize my telephone quantity. This time I’m gonna play it cool and never get mad with him. Possibly he’ll ask me out, I don’t know, but it surely certain makes me look ahead to college.
I even have a little bit of a factor for Arnold. There was a time when he’d all the time discuss to me, however I do know he’ll by no means ask me out. I’m simply not his kind.
In all probability probably the most embarrassing case was once I obtained A to ask Carl out for me. A used to play soccer with him, then they each went to completely different golf equipment and that’s the final I noticed of him till a number of weeks in the past. I noticed him at swimming and I fell for him immediately. I attempted to get his telephone quantity so I might telephone him and ask him out, however he was ex-directory. Ultimately I made a decision if he was swimming subsequent Friday I’d take hello apart and ask him out. After all he was and I chickened out and obtained A to do it for me. Carl mentioned no as a result of he didn’t wish to. I’ve seen him a number of occasions in Chippenham, however I by no means discuss to him, it’s simply too embarrassing.
The most important likelihood of going out with somebody for the time being is that if I can preserve flirting with Percy. Anyway, that’s drawback #1.
Drawback 2. Me and my finest pal have solely obtained one factor in frequent, we like Take That. As a result of half time period’s arising I assumed it could be good if we might do one thing as an alternative of simply staying at house. I recommended swimming, cinema, buying, window buying. She painfully agreed, however you may inform she didn’t wish to do any of it. She simply needs to remain at house on a regular basis, which to me is admittedly boring, as a result of I do this once I’m in school. The factor is, is she my finest pal? I don’t actually inform her my deepest secrets and techniques. If there was somebody in school I fancied, say Percy, there’s no means I’d inform her. And one other factor we’re fully completely different. OK so we haven’t had an enormous argument, however we’re all the time having small, petty ones. I wish to spend my life as a teen how youngsters do – exit to discos and all the things – however my group of buddies don’t like issues like that and I can’t precisely go by myself. So how am I imagined to get a boyfriend if I by no means exit? I simply want there was somebody I had so much in frequent with so we might exit partying say each Saturday evening.
Drawback 3. I like Take That, you would possibly say why is that an issue? Nicely, I actually fancy Mark Owen. I’ve goals about him incessantly and I actually love him. I wrote to him a number of occasions however he’s by no means replied. I’ve seen them in live performance, however haven’t truly stood nose to nose with him. The factor is I do know he’ll ultimately get married and I’m going to be so heartbroken. I’ve spent a lot on Take That items, but when one thing new comes out I really feel I’ve to purchase it. I’ve spent over £200. It’s silly actually, I may very well be spending it on so much higher issues.
Usually I simply really feel my life is being wasted. I wish to take advantage of once I’m younger and for the time being I’m not reaching that.
*All names have been modified from these in my month-to-month teenage diary to guard the not so harmless.
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Nicely, you may in fact return and skim all of it collectively…
Becky Stafferton is a full time blogger over on her web site The Artwork of Wholesome Dwelling, mum of two and authorized Queen of the hashtags. She regularly strives to advertise a practical, sustainable and constructive picture of methods to lead a wholesome life. When she’s not writing or studying her teenage diary she will be discovered swigging Prosecco from the bottle, working by muddy puddles, making lists of lists, having previous moan, scoffing flapjacks and squatting like her life is dependent upon it.
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