He made me drink an entire bottle of Lambrini or two – 31st December 2001 to 1st January 2002

We got home from Scotland in time for New Year’s Eve which I was quite pleased about because I really wanted to see Jonas and I didn’t want to miss out on what all my friends were doing. Mum took me to the station to pick Jonas up at about 5:30pm. I was going to get the bus to save him being in a confined space (i.e. the car) with one of my parents but they weren’t all running. It wasn’t too bad though cos Mum didn’t say anything to embarrass me and neither did Jonas. When he saw me in the station he said, “Yey!” and then went to relieve his bladder behind some bins.

After drinking quite a bit at my house, Michael picked Jonas and me up and we all went round to Isaac’s house for a party. There are many blank bits but from what I do remember…

  • Cat and Karen snogged right in front of Jonas (much to his pleasure).
  • I snogged Jonas lots including when he was on the phone.
  • I spoke to some of his friends/family but haven’t got a clue what I said (Jason and Emma, whoever they are!)
  • Also possibly spoke to his sister.

It’s all Jonas’s fault I can’t remember stuff cos he made me drink an entire bottle of Lambrini or two by refusing to help me get through them.

Jonas had his new lip spike in. It’s not as scary as it sounds and it was actually quite nice kissing him without the ring for a change.

I gave Jonas his Christmas presents too. It was really freaky cos he’d got me a George out of Rainbow too! Except the one he gave me was smaller but I don’t mind. I wasn’t expecting anything.

At the party, Jonas kept talking to Zack Bain for some reason. I spoke to everyone although I can’t remember what about.

Isaac very kindly let Jonas and me have the sofa bed in his room cos he decided to stay in the living room. We went to bed when people had gone home or started falling asleep. Stuff happened. I don’t remember when I fell asleep but I still had no clothes on when I woke up. Jonas kept going under the covers to see too.

When we finally decided to move and see where everyone else was, we went into the living room to find Cat and Aled Brownlee snuggled up under a sleeping bag on the sofa. I later found out she snogged him. Hah! Now she can’t take the piss out of me for snogging him!

Michael and Sarah gave Jonas and me a lift back to mine. We fell asleep on my bed pretty much straight away. When I woke up, I went downstairs to find Auntie G and Grandma S and a proper Christmas dinner. My dad was also there, complete with mangled face. I found out he’d been walking home from the pub and had slipped on the ice and fallen over. He had his hands in his pockets too therefore he landed flat on his face and skidded for a bit. Ow!!

Also, a cupboard door in the kitchen had come off and my parents nearly set fire to the house whilst trying to light a fire.

My Grandma saw Jonas and said he seems very nice. 🙂



Saturday 1st January 2000 (I was going to put 1999 then!)


Well, my memories of New Year’s Eve 2000 are not particularly good ones. To say my night was a let down would be an understatement. The word ‘shite’ pretty much describes it. There were some good parts but these were outweighed greatly by the bad ones.

My mates (Cat, Sarah and Lizzie) all came round to my house to get changed and stuff and then we were dropped off by my dad at Poppy’s house. We collected Poppy then went round to get Karen. We wandered about the village for a while looking for a party, got bored and went back to Poppy’s.

At 10:30 pm we went round to Zoe’s for the party. My sister and Jacqueline turned up and we ended up staying over until about 9:00 am this morning. We then walked back to mine so they could be picked up to go home. I slept until 5:30 pm this evening. That is basically how the night went.

Good points

  • I was with all my mates all night.
  • The gorgeous Danny Barnes was at Zoe’s and he put his arm round me for a photo.
  • Kate and Laura phoned me from Wick’s street party to say Happy New Year. They said that they were enjoying themselves and to tell Abby they’d seen Ashley Ewart. They said they’d tell Duncan to phone me or send me a text message too.
  • Hayley wasn’t there because she was working.

Bad points

  • When my dad dropped us off at Poppy’s, 2 lads were whistling and shouting stuff at us and he had ‘a word’ with them and they were yelling back at him. I was then worried that he’d be worried.
  • Before the time we could go to Zoe’s there was nothing to do, it was cold, rainy and the village was dead.
  • Laddered my tights badly.
  • Got drinks spilt all over me.
  • Told Lizzie, Sarah and Cat what went on with me and Nathan which’ll probably get round everyone now, knowing Lizzie.
  • Slapper Jacqueline snogged Danny.
  • Hardly anyone at Zoe’s.
  • Phoned Brett but he didn’t answer his mobile so I left a quick message on the answer service. Phoned his home phone and spoke to his dad who sounded really pleased I’d phoned but told me Brett wasn’t in. I left my mobile number for him but he never rang back.
  • At about 2:00am, Abby turned up and snapped at me all night because she wanted to go home.
  • At about 4:30am, I listened to the messages on my answer service and there were 4 from Dad, all saying things like, “Where the hell are you? When are you coming home? I don’t like your attitude and we’ll have to bloody sort it out!” I phoned him and he said more or less the same thing plus, “Happy bloody New Year!” I then got upset which was a bit embarrassing. He also left messages on Sarah and Lizzie’s phones. Abby rang home too and he was nicer to her which didn’t exactly make me feel better.
  • Got a bit of sleep and apparently snored and got laughed at.
  • Not in Wick.
  • Kept seeing celebrations on TV and saw how much of a good time other people have had.
  • Had to walk home this morning. It was freezing and my feet went totally numb.

My mum didn’t realise what Dad had said to me and was sympathetic towards me. Dad did apologise before and said it was worry and alcohol which made him do it. I’m still annoyed because it spoiled my night.

I spoke to Sarah before and she said she’s spoken to Hayley and she said Hayley’d had quite a good night and that she’s seeing some lad she met at bowling. Good. My mum reckons that if Hayley gets a boyfriend it’ll take her mind off stuff that I do so maybe she’ll leave me alone. I hope she’s right, although Hayley will love the fact that she’s got a boyfriend and I haven’t. I have to say that I couldn’t give a toss right now.

There are lots of programmes on TV about last night and they keep including bagpipes. It makes me realise how much I really want to be in Wick right now. I miss it so much.


I think I’ll make Zoe confess – 1st January 1999

Friday 1st

[Let me present 1999! A very notable year indeed in the history of my diary. For this was the year of my first snog.]

Okay, first of all I was working at the Sports Club last night. It was really good actually. There were quite a few lads there, one of which pinched my arse when I walked past him. He was called Carl (in a green shirt) and he eventually decided he liked Hayley so we’re never gonna hear the end of it from her.

He had a mate in a red shirt called Paul (we think) who said to Hayley, “I fancy your mate (meaning me). What’s her name?” Except she didn’t bother to tell me this until they went home. I wonder why. It’ll have been because she was scared of me getting with him and her being on her bill. I got a hug and a few kisses off them both though just after midnight.

There was also some freaky looking boy who I nearly punched coz he kept calling me darling and stuff. [Yet it was ok for Carl to pinch my arse?]

There was a fit lad in the snooker room too with a Timberland jumper on and, as I was walking out, he said to the little girl he was with who’d smiled at me, “If you dare say anything, I’ll kill you!” I think he was with Ste Rollinson’s brother who we saw in Aviemore once.

Jerry said me and Hayley worked well and hard and we could have a job behind the bar when we are 18. We got £10.12 in tips and we get wages on Thursday.

Emma phoned before and told me about the party. Ewan (who now said he wants to be called Edward coz it sounds more sophisticated) went with [snogged] Zoe. I thought Emma was winding me up but she’s not. It’s awful. I’m so annoyed with Zoe. She knew I liked him too which makes it worse.

Emma said she’s shitting herself now about what I’m going to react like. I think I’ll make Zoe confess but pretend I’m not bothered in a way that makes her feel really uncomfortable. I don’t want anyone else thinking I’m too bothered either coz it’s like Davis said, I don’t have any claim over Ewan.

Emma said she doubts anything’ll come of it anyway coz Zoe rang Ewan this morning and woke him up and he was annoyed and didn’t want to talk to her coz he had a really bad hangover. Emma did say that he said early on at the party that he wouldn’t go with [snog] Zoe unless he was really, really pissed and when he did he was really, really pissed. Also, Zoe sort of forced herself on him.

Well, the fact he’s snogged Zoe and he hasn’t even spoken to me properly makes me feel really bad coz Zoe is considered really sad and it’s a well known fact she smells really bad so I’d say he’ll get a bit skitted for it. I can’t believe it actually.

Anyway, other stuff was that Ed told Emma he wasn’t sure which side he was batting for. In other words, he thinks he might be gay. He also told Poppy that he felt attracted to Robert Osbourne and Dougie. I’m more worried about the fact that he and Ewan were under the same duvet on a sofa. Great! If it’s not Zoe, it’s Ed!

Emma also says that she thinks Ewan’s suffering from low self esteem coz he was going round asking everyone if they found him attractive. He also asked Zoe why she liked him and she said she didn’t really know. He started saying, “I know I’m intelligent but I don’t see why else. I see myself as a walking brain.” Aah, he’s not that bad… well… no, he’s not.

I thought I’d better just mention that I’ve been on the Minocycline tablets again since Wednesday 30th December.

Also, Emma said Ewan asked where I was and stuff without anyone else mentioning me first but she can’t quite remember what was said.


Tessa sounds like the word ‘tosser’ – 31st December 1997 – 2nd January 1998

Wednesday 31st/Thursday 1st


(I stayed up late so this entry will cover both days.)

January 1998 - HNY

It’s 25 minutes into 1998 and there are fireworks going off everywhere. Everyone else is probably out partying and Mum won’t even let me watch TV. I’m going to go down and watch it anyway when I’ve written this. [That was me at my most rebellious.]

Emma came round today, sorry, yesterday. Actually, last year (woah, weird!) but we didn’t do much. Just talked about ice skating really.

Well, what a year it has been! If you want to know about mine, find my other diaries. I wonder what’s going to happen this year. Only good things I hope.

Anyway, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas for last week!

January 1998 - Bye bye 1997

Actually, I’ll probably be writing at the end of today as well!


Hi, there’s no point in putting the date again coz it’s still the same day, only now it’s 11:20pm.

Grandma S and Auntie G came round for another Xmas dinner coz we weren’t here for Christmas and we thought we’d have it with them on New Year’s Day instead.


Friday 2nd Emma and I went to the cinema with Ralph and Freddie to see Tomorrow Never Dies, the new James Bond film. We all met at Emma’s house and walked to the village and got the bus from there to Warrington Bus Station, then changed to one going to Callands (that goes through Westbrook where the cinema is).

It was ok until after the film, which was good, coz they (Ralph and Freddie) started getting daft when we went to McDonald’s. We had to stand about for ages at the bus stops until we realised there were no buses after a certain time. We went back outside Asda and waited for one there.

Freddie then started pretending he fancied Emma [He wasn’t pretending.] and kept it up on the bus home. He kept touching her coz he knew it was bugging her and then they started nicking our hair bobbles. Dickheads!

Ralph then picked up on the fact that the name Tessa sounds like the word ‘tosser’ so they were taking the piss out of that too. That’s why I hate my name so much. Even some of my friends take the mick sometimes.

[As well as Tosser, I also got called Testicles, Tesco and Tessellation. I didn’t mind Tesco or Tessellation at all in comparison to the other two.]

They were both ok on their own though, probably coz they didn’t have the other one to back them up on stupid jokes or comments they made. Like I got stuck with Freddie for a while and he went quiet and nicer and then suggested that we went to find the other two. I also got left with Ralph for a while and he went alright too.

I mean, they’re still funny and all but they just got a bit carried away after a while. I think Ralph was glad to see Freddie again, even though he didn’t shut up about Gran Canaria, coz they’ve been apart for two weeks and for one of those Ralph was on his bill in school.

I’d like to know what they talked about when we’d gone. They had to cycle home so they might not have said owt. Freddie asked us if we wanted to go ice skating on Sunday. We all do except Ralph but none of us will phone each other.


P.S. I found out Freddie’s dad’s an architect coz he got the same phone call about Hong Kong as we did.

[Make me feel better. Tell me about any crap or embarrassing names that you had/have forced upon you at school. Please?!]