Sam woke me at 10.00
went for a walk around the village
Stayed in all day
Watched TV & listened to records (aww dear vinyl on a radiogram lol)
Sam left at 7.30
he rang from Lime Street Station (Liverpool) at 8.15
Had a bath for 1 3/4 hours
Read some of 'The Yorkshire Ripper' by Michael Nicholson
Bed at 11.30
Got up at 8.00 feeling absolutely knackered
Came home at 12.00
He said he was very busy at work
Got and application form from Marks & Spencer
Cookery cancelled as lecturer has broncitis
Ann B & I came home at 3.30
Sam rang at 4.45
AnnB left at 5.15
Played with machine (before you say anything it was my sewing machine .. I think?)
Wrote thank you letters
he is being ever so nice (mmm???)
College at 10.00
Skived Business Studies
I will have to go in tomorrow or there will be trouble
Sociology lecturer is writing a reference for me
I think it is for the Midland Bank (gawd just think I could have been a banker!)
Finished at 5.00 today
Bought Bazil some toys
Sam phoned at 9.30
Really pleased to hear from him
He is working in Dudley tomorrow
Thought I would look up the Yorkshire Ripper after reading my diary. It would seem it was 12 months later (in January 1981) that he was actually caught so the book I was reading was just the theory behind the mass murder.
He is thought to have attacked approximately 23 women from 1969 to 1980, killing (that we know of) 13 of them.
I remember some of the story's at the time but figured as he was over in Yorkshire we were all safe, I hadn't realised that 2 of his victims were murdered in Manchester.
I recall the tapes played on the TV of someone claiming to be the Ripper and when caught claimed God had spoken to him through the radiator and told him to kill them (or was that just the Sun columnist??). Forensics were nowhere near as good as they are today ... but there was some catalogues of errors involved too .... he managed to killed two girls whilst on police bail for drink driving..... if they had DNA testing back then this would probably not have happened.
There is loads to read about Peter Sutcliffe, this one has loads of stuff.
On one site I read, although he is serving 30 years (i.e. life), he is due for parole board in 2010... surely not..............
But so not to end on a depressing note (as we only do happy on here) ... just check out BlazingMinds blog and Wordless Wednesday ... I am in awe that she chose a photo of mine .....Thank you sooo much K ;-)