A year in moments #1 – the drainpipe and the eyebrow

My brother shouted down from the roof of the shed. "Chuck the drainpipe up to me." We'd devised a game where he'd throw a marble (or some kind of ball, the memories are sketchy) through a piece of drainpipe from the top of the roof and I'd stand on the ground and try and catch … Continue reading A year in moments #1 – the drainpipe and the eyebrow

A year in people #40 – Vic Makins

We were about 15. Vic and I were in different sets for our GCSE subjects so we decided to write messages to each other in a [pink] notebook and pass it to each other in between classes (because of course this was in the days before mobile phones). The messages were random teenage chit chat, … Continue reading A year in people #40 – Vic Makins

A year in people #3 – TR

There was a boy. Let's call him TR. We were 13, or maybe 12. That awkward age where someone asks someone else to be their boyfriend/girlfriend and that's it, you're Going Out. Which at that age (back in my day), consisted of nothing more but awkward (if not silent) conversation, hanging out together with the … Continue reading A year in people #3 – TR