The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Sunday, 28 December 1986

Train to Yorkshire

‘Neukoln’ – David Bowie


I got the train to Doncaster today, hoping to get away from all that toss at home. 

I bought a copy of Smash Hits to occupy me on the journey, but even though the Reader’s Poll was vaguely interesting, it was just a bit ‘trendy’ for me…

Upon arrival in Castleford, after a reflective train ride, my Grandparents (even my Gran Sugden) were eager to say loads of abusive stuff and ‘dis’respect/praise about my appearance, with loads of shit about ‘turkeys’ (my backcombed hair), ‘monks’ (my dark clothes and accessories), and ‘queers’ (my eye make-up).  Makes me sick!  Why are they so narrow fuckin’ minded?!




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