Friday 26 September 1986

…The annual Webb Ivory catalogue came out today.
We get ours from school.
It’s all about things for Christmas like cards, decorations, presents
and all kinds of models, toys and books.
I have already seen things that I want…

I’m not sure if our school had some sort of deal with Webb Ivory, but these catalogues materialised around this time every year, haunting and teasing us with seasonal sensations while simultaneously reminding us there were still three long months to go until Christmas was really here.

We each got to take one of these hefty catalogues home. I would spend several hours leafing enthusiastically through its tissue-paper-thin pages.

Then I would order precisely nothing, having been told by my parents that it was far too early to be bothering with this sort of nonsense.

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