Friday 14 March 1986

I had an interview today for Sixth Form.  Since my school didn’t have its own year six facilities, there was just the one choice for those of us who wanted to pursue more academic interests after the age of 16.  I noted that the interview went OK.  And, yes, you guessed it, that was 16 year old speak for, “We covered a wide range of issues relating to my intended move up to sixth form college, including my academic and extra-curricular interests, future career prospects and pastoral issues pertaining to the next two years of my education…”

We also had ‘boring’ lessons in both Chemistry and German.  French was a bit of a nightmare – we were given 50 questions, for which we would have to come up with an answer, revise the lot and be prepared to answer two groups of 5 questions in the exam.  So in retrospect, it wasn’t a nightmare, it was quite a useful bit of work that would make revision particularly easy for the [speaking] exam.  Mmm.

The Bangles, Manic Monday

The Bangles, Manic Monday

We must have had English too, as I noted that I would have to do my last essay over the weekend. Words I guess were spoken. And finally, in the grand tradition of students / procrastinators the world over, I noted that I would start my revision on Monday next week…

I loved 1980’s music and I took great delight in building my singles collection. Today, I bought Manic Monday by The Bangles. Or, rather my Mum bought it on my behalf. As I was in school she took my instructions and added the purchase of another 7″ single for me to her other tasks. As you may or may not know, this was written by Prince. Now there’s man how knew how to craft a killer tune. I loved it then and I love it now. Thanks Prince, thanks girls.

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