What a babe! – 6th October 1997

Monday 6th At lunch today, Zoe went over and asked Charlie W if he’d go out with Emma. He didn’t say anything at first but then Danny Barnes (What a babe!) came over and asked me (ME!!!) which one it was. I pointed to Emma and asked him what Charlie said. He just told me no. I don’t think Charlie ever actually goes out with anyone, he just goes with [snogs] ‘em!

Dougie won’t look at me. Whenever I walk past him I always try to look discreetly at him to see if he’s looking at me. I don’t know if he really doesn’t notice me or if he’s doing what I do! I’m starting to think he doesn’t even like me now!


October 1997 - JDDB

[…and secretly CW]


He told me to feel his hand – 4th October 1997

Saturday 4th Emma and I went to Dougie’s village this afternoon. It took about 20 mins to get there and we were knackered. I wanted to call on Lizzie first but Emma wanted to go for Lucy so we did. [Lucy very conveniently lived next door to Dougie.]

I wanted to see Dougie but I also didn’t. D’you know what I mean?! We got past his house without seeing him and went for Lucy. Her sister answered the door and Lucy was eating her lunch so we went for Lizzie. She wasn’t in. She’d gone to her nan’s and swimming I think so we went back to Lucy’s again.

Lucy suggested calling on Dougie to see if he wanted to come so we sent her round. He didn’t. His middle sis had answered the door and said he was having a shower and doing homework.

We ended up taking our bikes to the park and just standing about. Somebody had drawn a picture in pen on one of the swings saying ‘Big Head JD’. We thought it could’ve been James Douglas (Dougie)!

I got bored and made them get off the swings and we cycled back to Lucy’s. We just stood [lurked] on the drive talking and Lucy went back round to Dougie’s. He said to give him a minute so we went inside for a drink.

Emma was just stuffing her face with cake when Dougie came to the front door. I went outside and stood on the drive with the others. There was a really awkward silence and nobody could decide what to do. In the end, we went through onto Dougie’s drive and played basketball. He’s not bad and I go a few in but Lucy and Emma gave up in the end coz they’re crap!

We just stood there shooting and started talking and we started taking the piss out of Charlie W and his party in the car park! It got really boring so Dougie and Lucy thought they would take us up this hill. We left our bikes and started walking. We took a short cut through these trees and I got hit in the eye with a branch. I was stood there with my eye watering and Dougie said, “You alright?” The other two just ignored me.

Anyway, we got through the nettles and brambles and got to the top. It was more open with not so many trees and we just sat on the grass eating Smints and Polos. Dougie then pulled a kite out of his pocket and told us that he knew there’d be nowt to do.

Emma went over to a bush and started picking berries and throwing them at us so Dougie chased her round and did it back. At one point, Lucy and Emma disappeared over the side of the hill and left me and Dougie. He commented on them being lesbians after I’d asked what the hell they were doing.

He went and touched some tree, trying to get off berries to throw at Emma and there was all this waxy stuff on it. He came over and showed me and he told me to feel his hand. I just laughed and said, “No, you’re alright!” and I couldn’t stand it any longer, I just had to get the other two to come back! [For God’s sake! I should’ve just touched his hand. Although, if touching his coat was the best thing since sliced bread, touching his ACTUAL HAND might’ve turned me into a jibbering wreck.]

General 1997 - Heart

Dougie asked them what they’d been doing and Lucy came out with, “We were just rolling round in the grass.” Dougie and I just burst out laughing and got told by Lucy we had sick minds!

We went back to Lucy’s again and said bye as Dougie went home. On the way back, Dougie had trodden in a dead magpie I’d turned over on the way up the hill and he had bits of it on his trainer but I didn’t tell him!

We ended up talking to Dougie again over the fence but not for long coz we had to go home. We told Lucy to come and meet us tomorrow and get Dougie to come too. I want them too, I think, but I don’t think they will.

On the way back, Emma told me that she’d gone over that hill deliberately so Dougie and I were alone. I don’t know what she thought we’d do!

Lucy and Dougie said they saw us leaving the cinema last night but couldn’t be bothered saying hi. Charming!

I can’t decide what Dougie thinks of me. I was pretty miserable today coz Man Utd were playing Crystal Palace and there was nowhere to get the score. If I see him tomorrow, I’ll try and be a bit livelier! I’m a bit worried about someone I know seeing us if we do meet up and then telling Mum or Dad.

Anyway, we probably won’t be going.


P.S. The score was 2-0 to Man U. Yey!

Go buy the video! – 3rd October 1997

Friday 3rd When I got to school this morning, Emma started begging me to go to a party with her. It’s one of Charlie W’s and he’d asked her through her friend Vanessa. I would probably go if it wasn’t going to be full of Year 11s and if Mum wouldn’t care. Plus, well, it’s Charlie Wilson, innit. Would you wanna go to a party of his? [I think I wanted to go.]

Davis asked Lena out in English yesterday. He asked her by writing it in the back of his book. She gave him her answer this afternoon which was basically NO.

I went to see The Full Monty with Lizzie, Freda and Emma this evening. It was brilliant! It was so funny I would take ages writing about it so if you wanna know, go buy the video!

Dougie and Ed were menna [‘Meant to’ for those of you that speak and write properly.] be going with Lucy and Poppy again but we didn’t see them.

Emma and I might ride into Dougie’s village on our bikes tomorrow.

The cat from next door, Sheba, was just run over outside a few minutes ago. We heard people outside and Abby saw 2 police bikes and a dead cat in the road. We though it could’ve been Cleo but it wasn’t so Mum went next door to tell them.


Charlie Wilson has got a girlfriend – 30th September 1997

Tuesday 30th Alright? It’s been a horrid day today weather-wise. It’s been chucking it down all day.

Charlie Wilson has got a girlfriend. [I’ll have been secretly heartbroken.] Not in our school which is why he doesn’t have guitar lessons anymore so he can see her, poor girl. But then Mr P told us this so it might not be true.

Anyway, Charlie’s set up a fan club and I’m his manager! Emma is the first (and only) member. Charlie doesn’t know about this yet but I have suggested it to him before.

Freda, Olivia and Lindsey Bullman (she’s a complete bitch and looks like a horse) have upset Cat over something about an English mark and they made her cry. I thought she was being a bit soft but then I wasn’t there when this all happened because Lizzie and I went out at lunch.

September 1997 - Kirsty

[Lindsey Bullman at her finest.]

I was talking to that Paul (PLD14) on the internet again, you know, the one from our school. He reckons he’s 17 now and in 2nd Year of college. It’s getting really confusing!

Dad’s gone to another Bolton match tonight. I’m not sure who they’re playing though.


I’m just amazed she can breathe – 23rd September 1997

Tuesday 23rd There was a mouse in our Science lab this morning. It was a wild one just running round the floor during a Physics test. I think someone put it out at break though.

Mr B (P.E. teacher) is really pissing me off. He keeps asking me questions and calling me Teresa. [A common mistake that I was probably too shy to correct. After correcting another teacher once, she said, “Well, Teresa must be the name on your birth certificate”. Er… nope.] He usually uses Jez or Daisy as examples too.

Mr P was on telly last night on ‘Here + Now’ about his brass band that’s turned acid. He didn’t actually say anything though.

Every lad in the school is in love with Lucy’s German girl. I’m just amazed she can breathe with all the make-up she wears! [Coming over here for A WEEK! Wearing MAKE-UP! Making ALL THE BOYS fall in LOVE with them! To that, mega-jealous teen me said NEIN DANKE!]

Bolton have beaten Spurs 1-0. Nice one, Bolton! How humiliated Adam’ll be!

I was talking to someone from our school on the internet tonight. I’m not sure who he is but he says he’s called Paul, he’s got a girlfriend called Caroline, he’s 15 (Year 11) and lives near Warrington. We won’t tell him who we are but we said we know someone who fancies Charlie Wilson. That was probably stupid coz if he asks Charlie who fancies him, he’s bound to say Emma and Emma knows I’ve got the internet. Our screen name gives it away a bit too.


P.S. Spurs scored.

She looked like a right tart – 22nd September 1997

Monday 22nd I’ve got hiccups. Just thought I’d mention it.

I was stuck on my own in Art today coz Bella Jameson wasn’t in. I hate it when that happens.

At lunch, Charlie Wilson was sat on a bench by me and my mates. I don’t know how anyone could fancy him. [Whatevs.] He’s such a weedy looking lad and he perches on the back of benches like some sort of bird! I was just looking in his direction and he smiled at me so I smiled back. I think when he smiles is the only time he has the potential to look alright!

[I wrote quite a lot about just how much I didn’t fancy Charlie (except when he smiled) for someone I didn’t fancy (except when he smiled) i.e. I TOTALLY fancied him. I was clearly just trying to convince myself otherwise. He was forbidden fruit because my sister loved him more than life itself.]

The German exchange students came today. Dougie’s not got one this year but Poppy has. She looked like a right tart on the photo. They all did. Even the lads!


They’re all wimps – 16th September 1997

General 1997 - Peace Love etc
Tuesday 16th
Hello again! I’m back.

There was a ski meeting at break today for the payment slip things to be given out. Emma was trying not to panic when Charlie Wilson wasn’t there at the beginning! He came eventually and stood there chewing the top of his coat and watching us.

P.E. (theory) was awful today. Rachael H and I were late coz of the meeting then Mr B kept asking me questions. I also kept catching Jez Greenhalgh looking at me.


P.S. I told Davis in Maths exactly what I think of American football. It’s not football at all. It’s just glorified rugby only with padding coz they’re all wimps and are scared of breaking something. Like a nail! [Just like Premiership footballers.] That’s just my [very uninformed – I’d never watched any] opinion though!