Portrait of a Schoolboy

Friday 22 Jun 1984

June, 1984: working at Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park

Filed under: Diary One - Portrait of a Schoolboy — David Matthews @ 11:19 am

22nd

The long summer at Pleasurewood Hills began today. I was positioned as “Guard” of the train that circles the park.

During the night I couldn’t relax because I still thought I was on the train. Even when, in my dreams, I touched the carpet, I still thought I was on the train – and that the train was passing through my bedroom. I opened my eyes to try and see that all was clear for the take-off but I couldn’t see anything.

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Thursday 14 Jun 1984

June, 1984

Filed under: Diary One - Portrait of a Schoolboy — David Matthews @ 11:19 am

14th

My Christian faith was slightly revived when I had doubts the First World War ever took place. “Did it really happen?” I thought. Revision continues. My strict discipline must not slacken.

16th

All I want is for June the 20th to go, and my exams to be over. I know Pleasurewood Hills is long, boring and hard work but at least I won’t be under pressure.

20th

I’m very relieved the exams are over, but really I’m still worried because the results haven’t come through yet. I may have got three A levels, however on the other hand I may have failed two and only succeeded in History. Now I believe the celebration will be after the results have come – as long as I have two A levels.

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