49 Days In 1988: Week 11 – Decisions

Click here to read the first week of this feature, and follow the links at the end of each post.


London – March 22nd, 1988

My problem of finding a boyfriend has dropped down my list of issues today. I now find myself at a crossroads with my career, and I’m also somewhat worried about the visit of my mother on Tuesday next week.

I’ve had a change of heart over the offer of a new job with the Post Office. I was delighted, today, after asking my boss for a pay raise. He’s going to think about it and said he’d come back to me by the end of the week. It would mean an extra £70 a month, which isn’t bad, and he also promised me the chance of promotion in May or June. His response seemed very confident, and something tells me that I should stay where I am. He’s probably wondered why I hadn’t asked for a raise and promotion before.

I’m still undecided whether to go home to see the family this weekend. Having talked to Stephen about his weekend trip home to Scotland, with Kev, it could be a good idea and get me away from London for a few days. Stephen’s weekend trip did him a world of good, and my trip this weekend could get me prepared for me ‘coming out’ to mum when she visits me in London next week. I think I owe it to her to tell her about my sexuality. Maybe I should tell her if I go home this weekend and before her visit, though?

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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.

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Blogger, Writer and DJ, Steve McSteveface

This week my guest is blogger and music expert Steve McSteveFace. Like all my guests, Steve was asked to choose a random date and picked the 22nd March. So, the above entry from my diary comes courtesy of Steve.

I can’t remember who discovered who first, but I’ve been following Steve’s blog from my early days of blogging. Whereas I only have the one blog, Steve has progressed and now has three! I have no idea how he manages all three, given that I find managing just one blog tough enough, but his blogs are full of humour, variety and plenty of entertainment. Click the links below to visit his blogs.

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Talk About Pop Music

The Binge Guy

Steve is one of the bloggers I’ve been fortunate to meet in person. He came along to the second annual Bloggers Bash in 2016. Later on that year, he invited me as a guest on his internet radio show. It was the week before Christmas and the show was full of laughter, glitter and plenty of fun.

It’s not only music that Steve is a big fan of. The Eurovision Song Contest may be very close to his heart, but so is the TV show ‘Doctor Who.’ Steve even let me guest post about the show on his blog. Click here to read the post. Recently, he also found this Swedish version of the TARDIS on a recent visit to Stockholm. How cool is that?

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Steve has also appeared as a guest on my blog. Click here to read one of the posts. Last year, I even allowed him to take the controls of my music time machine for one week. Click here to read the post and to find out what his song choice was.

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Steve’s song choice from the 1980s is ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ by Tiffany

Released in 1987, Tiffany’s cover version of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ shot to the number one spot of the singles charts in the U.S.A, UK, Canada and New Zealand. She was just 15 years old when this song was released in the summer of 1987. She was 16 when the album went to #1 in January 1988, making her the youngest female singer to top the US albums chart, and also the first singer born in the ’70s to hit the top spot.

My diary entry for this week found me very much alone in my love life, so thank goodness other things were occupying me at the time. Do you have a favourite song that you like to listen to when you’re alone? Share a link to it in the comments.

Next week, somebody finds themselves playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with other people’s lives. Click here to find out who it is.

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