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Saturday, August 29, 2015

I Found a Diary Underneath the Wii

My Diary

Most of you probably don’t remember the song Diary by Bread. 

My parents had the album on vinyl and I’d sit and listen to that song when I was about eleven, singing along at the top of my voice with head phones on so I couldn’t hear myself. 

Imagine how appalling that would have been for the rest of the household.

While I was heavily embroiled in sorting out the rubbish from the top of my wardrobe, I found a diary I wrote when I was ten years old. I also found twelve unopened rolls of Christmas wrapping, an empty Wii box, five empty shoe boxes, some long lost baby photos and the carcass of a frighteningly over sized huntsman spider. 

I wonder how many nightly adventures that spider enjoyed crawling all over my body as I slept, snoring rhythmically and naively unaware of the horror.

Naturally, instead of continuing to heave the rubbish out to the skip as my husband sweated and toiled downstairs painting the hallway, I perched on the edge of the bed and leisurely sifted through the diary. It was quite entertaining.

"I do wish we could go again!" See... I was always a wanker.

That’s the trouble with sorting through stuff to be thrown out, it’s very distracting.

I can remember excitedly receiving the diary in the Christmas of ’69 and began diligently writing in it on January 1, 1970. 

Every day I wrote about what I did in the school holidays. I got right up to January the 23rd when I suddenly stopped with these ominous words…


I had the attention span of a gnat.

I did revisit the diary from time to time including this revealing snippet about my mother!!!

Quick! Someone call DOCS!

I think things must have picked up in my life around October. This cryptic note scrawled in the diary seems to indicate a surge in my love life.

 Obviously I had to delete the evidence in case my sister, Sam saw it and told on me for having a boyfriend, but I got a thrill writing it down, I’m sure.

What a stroll down memory lane eh?

Love, Pinky xxx

Did you keep a diary when you were a child?