Week One, 1983

Saturday 1 January

Today we got our new dog – Astro! He’s a Shepherd-Labradore cross.  Went to Robbo’s for chicken lunch. Astro is just 5 weeks old. Costs $30 including vaxination & 1st worming tablets.

Sunday 2 January

Aspro, er, Astro

Think Astro is blind or nearsighted or longsighted. Going to have BBQ seak but had a little storm. Lazy day. Ate too much. Aus won toss – batted first – (cricket)

Monday 3 January

Over the past few days, a part of my ear has been aching & sore when pressed in or out. Got to write to Fig [nickname of the man my mother ended up seeing after my parents split] to thank him for the records (unfortuneately) (IS VERY HOT) Dad found Costic (work cat) outside work today. Thought we lost him on 31st ’82. He & Astro or Aspro (now) got on well. [My mother wanted to call the pup Aspro because he was “a little pill”] Went to Kendals for swim & drink, when got back, Julia & I played with Pellings, tried to make cubby, couldn’t so went there, played “Game of Life”.

Tuesday 4 January

Met Pellings at 9:30 and began thinking of club names. Met them at 8.00 but they only just woke and had to have brekky & do chores. They said (as it was fine weather) we might all go to Lake Placid for the day. Matthew C. came back today and can’t find his black cat. One of his dogs (Princess) peed on Aspro while he was sniffing her thingo. [HER thingo? She was definitely a ‘he’!] When Pellings came, mum left to have hair body-waved. Today we actually finished the ladder! But I still won’t get up the tree. [clearly the club and the ladder refer to a treehouse we were attempting to build, in our yard]

Wednesday 5 January

Went shopping. Mum wants to buy us some cool, low heeled sandals for summer – I saw nice pair $16. Couldn’t get them today though. Mum’ll try and get them for me later. Wore the white top I got from Jodie & Michael for Xmas. I like it now! After lunch playing with Pellings, R. said, “Let’s have a day at our house”, yesterday, so we’re going there. Took astro to the vet – has a very bad case of Hookworm. Might not live – Poor thing I love him so much and you know who! 

Thursday 6 January

Yesterday ended up not playing with Pellings cause when we got to their place L. had gone out and R. was about to go. So spent the arvy watching TV. Anyhow, went to Brewers 9:30 and watched video before going to Crystal Cascades with Mima, Pol, Beka, Louisa and Julia. Am afraid that we had to disappoint the Pellings again but – it was deadly fun. Took Astro – Mim & everyone love him. Came home Mim & Polly sleeping the night. Stayed up till 12.45!

Friday 7 January

Auntie Hilary’s Birthday & Clare’s.

Played with Mim & Polly all day – good fun. Last night had a midnight feast. Redskins, tictacs, Raspberries, dandy fruit chewy. Very tired. Brewers left around 3.00 now boring! Mrs S. drove past yesterday when we were walking back from the shop with the feast goodies. I didn’t see Shane in the car. Am all upset about high school – books & uniform. “Figles” rang today but this time I didn’t hang up like I did before shopping, on Wednesday



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