49 Days In 1988: Week 9 – Looking For Love

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London – March 5th, 1988

This must have been the quietest weekend I’ve had for a long time, but one I certainly needed. The only contact I’ve had with the outside world, was when I worked at Selfridges.

I’ve had a good think, too, and only hope I do hear the news this coming week about my new job with the Post Office. I also thought that depression would set in, but I think that’s only because of the reclusive side of the weekend. Best shake those thoughts off. 

Mind you, I certainly could now do with a boyfriend. I’ve had my chances, I know, but nobody from the past few weeks has been what I’m looking for. Perhaps I’m too fussy, but I’ll know when ‘Mr. Right’ comes along, and even though I may have to wait a while yet, I think I can hang on a little longer. I’ve also placed an advert in ‘Time Out’ in the hope of finding this ‘special man.’ It’s a long shot, I know, but it could work. Afterall, remember Michael? 

My absence from the ‘Gay scene’ has also done me good. In fact, I’ll be staying in now until I visit a new disco this Thursday night at ‘Silks’ called ‘The Block.’ I may go with Stephen or James but am prepared to go on my own. 

I’ve also been invited to a party next Saturday night at Huw’s house in Stanford Brook. It’s his ‘going away’ party as he leaves London on Sunday to live back in Wales. Two very different nights ahead but, who knows, they could bring that special person into my life.


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Welcome to this new feature for 2018 on Hugh’s Views and News. In this feature, I’ll be sharing snippets from my diary of 1988. We’ll also take a trip in Hugh’s Music Time machine to hear some songs from the 1980s which have been chosen by some specially invited guests.

This week my guest is the author, writer and blogger Helen Jones. Like all my guests, Helen was asked to choose a random date and chose the 5th March. So, the above entry from my diary comes courtesy of Helen.

Helen is a fellow committee member of The Bloggers Bash. Don’t know what the Bloggers Bash is? Click here for details. In fact, I first met Helen at the very first Bloggers Bash which was held in August 2015. She appears in the following video.


In January 2017, Helen’s book ‘A Thousand Rooms’ was my book recommendation of the month. Click here to read the post.

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A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones

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Oak & Mist. The first in The Ambeth Chronicles series from author Helen Jones

Helen is also the author of ‘The Ambeth’ Chronicles series of books, all of which can be purchased on Amazon. The books follow the adventures of Alma who, when stumbles between two trees, ends up in Ambeth, a place where time twists and a palace gleams in green gardens. Where Light and Dark hold the balance of the worlds, and beauty is a birthright, not a gift.

‘When Alma stumbles between two trees into Ambeth, she finds she has a choice to make. Three items are lost: A Cup, a Sword and a Crown. Light and Dark are embroiled in a struggle for control. And both sides have been waiting for Alma to arrive…

A hidden world. A family secret. And a choice. But how do you choose between your head and your heart?’

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Author. Writer and Blogger: Helen Jones
Author, Writer and Blogger: Helen Jones

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Helen’s song choice from the 1980s is ‘The Reflex’ by Duran Duran

Released in 1984, ‘The Reflex’ was Duran Duran’s most successful single. The song was their last UK number one single, and it also made it to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.A. Helen chose the song because she was actually in the audience when the video for the song was recorded. Did you spot her? Thanks for the great song choice, Helen.

Some of the lyrics from Helen’s song choice are “Why don’t you use it?” Maybe that was something I should have been doing in February 1988 when looking for love? Do you have a favourite song that’s connected to you or somebody else looking for love? Share a link to it in the comments.

Next week, I have a real battle on my hands when depression and a new ‘self-confidence’ pay me a visit. Click here to read the next part of my diary.

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