The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Saturday, 31 March 1990

Chips in the Park

‘Catch’ – The Cure

Today, I met Fergie in King’s Lynn and we came back here to BLACKBERRY NARROW.

We kissed so wonderfully, cuddling and hugging; touching and caressing and feeling on my bed (now with new quilt covers, at last) – and I loved it.  But it was sad that once we went back into Wisbech and had chips in the park, she had to go.

I bought some Hi-Tec baseball boot/trainers.


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Next time: ‘Fooled again…’

Friday, 30 March 1990

Shameless Snogging

6.50pm

‘Ahead’ – Wire
This is really good.  Still!

I’m at Jonny Badcock’s right now.

Larry’s suggestion that we join him at The Cockpit all seems rather vague as a proposal now.

I’ve been in the paper today for LOOT.

Orton play by college

HOMOSEXUAL love, bank raids, dead bodies and a coffin full of cash are all part of the latest stage production at Lynn’s Norfolk College.  The students’ version of Joe Orton’s fast comedy farce Loot should raise the roof next Monday and Tuesday.
The production, screened in 1966 and voted film of the year, is a black comedy about two male lovers who rob a bank, dispose of their dead mother’s body and hide their money in the coffin.  Bent Detective Truscott, played by Ritcherd Winterfood, chases them through a series of comedy capers.
Rehearsals are going well and the performing arts students received some useful advice last week in the shape of actress and magician Joy Rissen, an extra in the film version of Loot.

Today, Fergie and I have been nice together in the sun, if a little vague.  I think that was mostly my fault because of a very dodgy LOOT rehearsal.

Tonite, we’re going to go to the Wenns together.  YUM!  As Mickey’s away we had originally intended to ‘go out’ to P’Boro this evening with Danny Chegwin and Sandra and then stay in a caravan at the seaside.  But Sandra, being an interfering sort, decided we mustn’t, for Mickey’s sake.  God, it’s been a bugger of a week.

‘December Will Be Magic Again’ – Kate Bush

Abby MacMillan (Lilith’s sister) has now finished with her boyfriend and he went leet about it.  Apparently she now wants Jonny Badcock and he wants her – but HOW?  He has Missy!

Gosh it’s MacMillan’s galore, as Lilith has written to me, which means the spell is broken and we’re in touch now.

Later:

‘Downtown Lights’ – The Blue Nile

Tonite, Fergie and I went to the Wenns and she had a wonderful new Laura Ashley skirt on.  She looked like a dream.

ME, TONIGHT

In the pub, I spoke to Luggage, and saw old chum Roger Watson who wants me to stay in touch so we can get bevvied at some point!  I also saw that Alexander O’Neal bloke; I couldn’t place him at first but he explained that 3 years ago he and I shared a 5p packet of crisps and fell asleep on each other at Fiona Sawyer’s house after THE RAMPANT HORSE Gondoliers gig.

Willock + Kat popped in – she was fed up.

I drank tonnes of bitter, Fergie sipped her snakebite and at 10.30pm, we went outside and after walking a few feet, pulled each other down onto the pavement by the wall and kissed, openly, passionately, and unashamedly.  Then two of Mickey’s friends walked by – the implications of which are a bit hard to swallow, but we’ll see. 

Jonny kindly picked us up and we drove Fergie back to Heacham (she was beautiful lying across my lap in the car).

I’m staying at Jonny’s.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Chips in the park…’

Thursday, 29 March 1990

Up the Junction


Today, was Fergie’s birthday and she was gorgeous. 

Mickey, unfortunately, came into Tech, but this didn’t stop her attempting to hug and kiss me just around the corner from where he was sitting – which I couldn’t allow, and didn’t.

Kat Hill says she’s had enough of Willock and needs some excitement in her life.  She seems to have been suggesting that she’d like some of the excitement me and Jonny B brought into her life in days of yore.  She’s certainly been very nostalgic about both of us when talking to me lately.

Lilith’s sent me a letter.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be in touch, but it feels quite nice actually.

‘The Animals and Me’ – The Wonder Stuff

Tonite, Larry took Jonny + I to see the theatre company he’s inherited at a performance in Cambridge Junction.  They weren’t so good, but Larry asking them questions in their Q & A session without them knowing he who he was was groovy.

I was also pleased to bump into old TRIANGLIA chum, Hannah, who I haven’t seen in over three years (not since she left Wisbech). 

Good grief, isn’t life full of weird occurrences, eh?


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Shameless snogging…’

Wednesday, 28 March 1990

Men of Distinction

‘The Power’ – Snap

Larry has given me a DISTINCTION for my acting work on TEST OF COMPASSION.  It seems almost impossible now that I could fail to do extremely well in my final marks.  I’m currently about 80% DISTINCTION, 15% MERIT and 5% PASS.

I’ve been in the paper a couple of times for TOC, did I say?  Flash has also been in the paper ‘up north’ for his success in getting a place at Oxford.

For some reason, Fergie and I were both off-ish with each other today.

I saw Fliz the ‘Goth’ today.  She’s ace.

Abby has given me a number I can ring to get hold of Lilith should I wish.

WHAT RITCHERD IS UP TO IN 1988

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Up the Junction…’

Tuesday, 27 March 1990

Exploding Coffin Fallout

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – The Beatles

We’ve been rehearsing LOOT and I don’t really know if it’s good or bad!  Whatever it is, Daniel Abbott and Jodie Ratcliffe have both – a bit petulantly, perhaps? – dropped out.  This was over a row in which The Goodgirl himself (somewhat meteorically) brought to their attention how disorganised he felt they’d been over sourcing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ coffins required in the show.  Basically, they had to find/make a coffin that could ‘explode’, but after almost four months’ notice, they still haven’t (though, admittedly, it's a tall order, it doesn't seem to be beyond Daniel's brilliant and resourceful capabilities) so Larry was angry.

‘Blue Savannah’ – Erasure

Chloe Attenborough’s been making inquiries about me to Tracey Joyce.  Apparently, she wants me to go to the ‘The Disco’ next week, but says she doesn’t want to ‘end up’ like Emma and Gemma did.

I’m back to getting on well with Julian Ward in the middle of all this and I’ve actually only spoken to Chloe once, when I asked her if she’d usher for LOOT.

I saw Fergie today and I really love her.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Men of distinction…’

Monday, 26 March 1990

King of the Cockpit

‘Slowkill’ – Fields of the Nephilim

Larry Goodgirl got his appointment as Director of The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone and he’s told Jonny + I that he wants us in on it with him in some way, shape or form.

Kat and I were chatting today and she’s been very nostalgic about the time we were going out with each other, and her time with Jonny.  I think she’s fed up with Willock.  I must admit to enjoying her friendship much more of late.  I have felt very close to her, platonically.

I’ve seen Fergie a lot today, which is great.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Exploding coffin fallout…’

Sunday, 25 March 1990

Hartnellica

‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ – Candy Flip

Eee!  Hasn’t the weather been beautiful and sunny?

Recent DOCTOR WHO reading:



I remembered it being ‘good’, but it’s actually EXCELLENT.



This was, as expected, GOOD.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘King of the Cockpit…’

Saturday, 24 March 1990

My Two Favourite Things

5.40pm

‘Radar Love’ – Ghost Dance

It may have been a good week.  It may have been bad.  I don’t really know.  It’s certainly been very interesting.

Recent DOCTOR WHO reading:




I thought it would be ‘good’, but it was CRAP.  RUBBISH.

THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH by Terrance Dicks.



I thought it was only going to be ‘okay’, but it was GOOD.

‘Deliverance’ – The Mission

WOMEN IN MY LIFE I’D LIKE TO FUCK (in no particular order):

MARY-JANE FERGUSON
AMY NEAT
CHLOE ATTENBOROUGH
EMMA GODDARD
ABBY MACMILLAN
LILITH MACMILLAN
MISSY
FLIZ
MINTY
NATALIA WNEK
CHARLOTTE KNEALE
MAGGIE
WENDY MACKINTOSH
PAULA
RITA HUCKLE
SHARON FIELDING
VENUS
SIMONE VEVRIER
GEMMA WINCHESTER
MIRANDA WASP
EMILY
KIRBY
DOROTHY

If only life were so understanding…


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Hartnellica…’

Friday, 23 March 1990

The First Farewells

‘To The Shore’ – Duran Duran

A letter from Fergie and a little conversation in which she continued her now-regular theme of fancying me physically, wanting to touch me and wanting us to be naked together.  I agreed that I’d very much like to see her nude.  What else could I say?  What else did I want to say?  I’m really looking forward to things that might happen next weekend…

‘Walk On The Wild Side’ - Jamie J Morgan

In the afternoon, a bit of sadness as my Performing Arts group went to THE WILDFOWLER to bid farewell to William and Sharon who leave College today.  We all reminisced and got sad and sentimental.  Sharon’s going to start work in a holiday camp and I must admit to having tears in my eyes as I said my goodbyes to her.  She was always lovely and hilariously funny; attractive to look at, too.  William – my very own Dame Dishup – is leaving to be a magician on a cruise ship.  He shook my hand and hugged me and I felt such a sad lump in my throat.  I could only think of one word to say as I smiled at him: ‘Pantomimes.’  He nodded and smiled at me, ‘Yes’. 

And then they left us.

THE BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH OF THEM.  THEY’LL BE MISSED.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘My two favourite things…’

Thursday, 22 March 1990

Weird Patchy Rash

‘So Sad About Us’ – Primal Scream

Today was a day of LOOT rehearsals.  Bad ones, too.  I wish I knew the lines.  That’s a job for the weekend.

I didn’t see Fergie much – only a few minutes – due to LOOT.  I gave her the letter I wrote last night.  She and I resolved all our difficulties and were nice friends, even if I was a little quiet.

Later, Sandra delivered a verbal message to me from Fergie: ‘I’ve just been sent to tell you that she really thinks a lot of you.’

I was glad to hear that.

My No.1: ‘Bush Fire’ by The B-52s

I appear to have come out in a weird patchy rash all over my body since doing TEST OF COMPASSION.  So has Jonny.  Maybe it was the costumes?  Maybe we actually gave ourselves plague?  It’s very weird.  And itchy.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘The first farewells…’