We had both periods of English cancelled as half the group went to Manchester to see The Misanthrope. I maintained a façade of revision all day but inevitably didn't do a stroke of work. I didn’t have a school dinner; I had vegetable soup instead. Alison Hudson gave me my ticket for the party on July 8th; Deborah asked why I’d suddenly decided to go and backed me up when Duncan attacked me for being ‘trendy’. The high point in his bloody life is Coronation Street.