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Lettered Times

It may or may not surprise you to know that I have on occasion written to magazines and newspapers other than Smash Hits. I am probably proudest of having had a letter accidentally published in Private Eye. It was only … Continue reading

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Not a Lot of People Know That

There are a few things about my life that I tend to keep quiet about. This is one of them. Although I have always admitted that there are things that are never going to be mentioned on here – either … Continue reading

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31 July 1982

Sat Jul XXXI Last day of July. Did another charity collection with Mrs P. Not a good response for the Crippled Children. The others went out so I went to rugby. OTAHUHU beat NORTH SHORE 26-16 and GRAMMER beat UNIVERSITY … Continue reading

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6 May 1982

Thur May VI Old boys day. Watched the 1st Soccer XI get wasted  by the old boys 5-2, but it poured with rain. Mum and Dad’s wedding anniversary. MAGS was the only school I attended which had an Old Boys … Continue reading

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25 March 1982

Thur Mar XXV Soccer – Beat the U14’s 2-1. Failure – I didn’t score. Hurt my back at some stage in the proceedings A rare sighting of my competitive nature here. I think it is natural not to like losing, … Continue reading

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10 March 1982

Wed Mar X Nothing much today. Winter Sporst sorted out at MAGS. ‘Jupiter effect’ day I remember thinking that this was all a bit weird. We had barely been back at school for six weeks, we were still playing cricket … Continue reading

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30 January 1982

Sat Jan XXX Morning spent shopping. P.m. Went swimming for the last time*. Went to Mt. Eden (dead Volcano), with Parkes’. Climbed down into crater and got Mr Robinsons rock samples. Then to One Tree Hill. There were three trees … Continue reading

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Tropic of Runcorn

Helen and I only ever lived in two houses – the third home that we had together and the last one. The former of those was in Runcorn and we occupied it for all of eight months. We moved there … Continue reading

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Grandmotherly Fashion Statement

The 80s were a decade known primarily for crimes against fashion. Mullet haircuts, enormous shoulder pads and wearing suits without socks were what made the decade memorable for all of the wrong reasons. Another fashion atrocity was the ridiculously brightly … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of Simon

Every school has a Simon. The sort of kid who doesn’t quite fit in, who seems to be in a permanent daze and whose conversation appears to be completely at a tangent to whatever anyone else is talking about. Simon … Continue reading

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