…Back to school.
Did SMP and creative writing.
Also starting a project about Astronomy.
I started designing a breakfast making machine…
In the mid-80s I was briefly intrigued by teasmades.
My grandparents had one. It was a Goblin, naturally.
It looked incredibly futuristic, especially alongside all my grandparents’ more antiquated clutter.
As for the concept, I was fairly bowled over.
A machine that not only woke you up but could make a hot drink as well? What kind of crazy hi-tech gadgetry was this?!
Crazy hi-tech gadgetry: that was what hooked me, and that was what probably inspired me to have a stab at designing my own version of a teasmade.
Except it couldn’t just be a teasmade. It had to be a full-blown, whistles-and-bells “breakfast making machine”.
I’m guessing it involved a toaster, a bowl for cereal and a glass for orange juice, all of which were serviced by robotic limbs at the flick of a button.
I have to guess, because unfortunately no evidence of this device has survived. Nor is it ever mentioned in my diary again.
It remains another pet project with which I was momentarily obsessed, and which I discarded just as quickly as I took it up.