I was HOLDING DANNY’S HAND! – 3rd November 1997

Monday 3rd I got to Emma’s house on time but nothing went as planned from there. [How can that be?! I’d had bullet points and everything!]

Emma’s dad offered to give us a lift into Altrincham so we waited for him to come back from his jog and he took us into the village to pick up Neil and Zoe. Emma sat in the front and I was sat in the back with the other two. It was awful! One of them had really bad B.O. and I didn’t want to breathe. I thought I was gonna be sick at one point! The only break from it was when Emma’s dad opened the window.

He dropped us off on the main road near the ice rink but it was only about 12:30 pm so we went into the town centre. We wandered round for ages and at one point I turned round to see [fit babe] Danny Barnes behind me. I had to double check and it was him. Neil knows him coz they’re both on the lighting team.

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned Danny before [I had. I most definitely had.] but just so you know, he’s in Year 11 and a total babe! I don’t really fancy him but he just looks so sweet. We followed him into Index with his mum and sister and, before I knew it, Neil had asked him if he wanted to come skating and he did. It was a good job too coz none of us really knew our way round.

We went in McDonald’s and got lunch then got to the rink at about 1:10. We waited for a few minutes outside but went in coz we got bored. We paid £4.20 to get in and I saw Georgia in the café. We went in and Neil, Zoe and Danny got their skates but me and Emma waited for Ralph and Freddie. It was pointless getting skates anyway coz after about 5 mins they cleaned the ice so everyone had to come off.

Altrincham Ice Rink

[Altrincham Ice Rink in all it’s photogenic glory. Now closed but forever in our hearts. Via Manchester Flames]

Georgia was there with Rachael Hollins, Rani and Lena so we talked to them for a bit until Ralph and Freddie came and we went to get our skates. Freddie had brought his own coz he skates a lot. I asked Ralph if he could skate and he said no. He asked us and we both said we were alright at it. Freddie was sat there going, “Ask me. Ask me how good I am!” What a show off!

As soon as we got on the ice, Freddie was going backwards. Ralph was crap. He reckoned the barrier was his friend. Hmmm! He did let go and I spent a lot of the time holding him up.

It was really quiet there so there was a lot of room. Freddie was whizzing round but he did help Ralph. Neil wasn’t too good either. Zoe sat out and sulked for no reason and I just felt sorry for Danny. He’s never been before and kept falling over.

I really wanted Georgia and co to go home coz they kept pushing people but they had a lift at the end of the session.

Near to the end, we were all making chains and I was HOLDING DANNY’S HAND! When we got split off, I was with him on my own. I wasn’t sure what to say coz he’s pretty quiet so I skated off to see what Emma was doing. [Oh my God, I was crap at boys!]

I also held hands with Neil and Ralph but only really to hold them up!

After that, everyone except a few of us were trying to get Freddie to fall over and he did. So, I was the only one that didn’t.

Eventually we got our trainers back and went. We couldn’t find Zoe anywhere. Freddie and Ralph came on their bikes so, on the way to McDonald’s [Again?!], Emma rode Ralph’s, Neil rode Freddie’s and Danny ran ahead with them. Ralph went too to get his bike back so I was left with Freddie. He told me not to run off and I got to hear about his slashed wrist from Emma’s nails, his pulled muscle from when he fell over, his sore back and ankles. I thought he’d fall apart there and then!

Danny and Neil got the bus and went but the rest of us made it to McD’s. They went home on their bikes and Emma and I got the bus to Warrington Bus Station then my mum picked us up after I phoned her.

I don’t wanna go back to school tomorrow!


8 thoughts on “I was HOLDING DANNY’S HAND! – 3rd November 1997

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