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My mother rang up at 8. She approached it via a cunningly circuitous route. I was just ringing to see what you wanted for Christmas. I mean. You know, like air hostesses have. You look like some sort of Mary Poppins person who's fallen on hard times. Just a little compact case with a pull-out handle. It's amazing how much you can get in. Do you want it in navy on red or red on navy? It's eight thirty in the morning.

It's summer. It's very hot. I don't want an air-hostess bag. She says she never uses anything else. The one that's got that super-dooper job at Arthur Andersen. Why don't Jamie, Daddy and I all club together and get you a proper new big suitcase and a set of wheels? When I put the phone back she was saying: The other thing I thought of was a shopping trolley. Actually, I. I panicked wildly. What could I pretend to be doing? You can drive up after work. Oh, did I mention?

Malcolm and Elaine Darcy are coming and bringing Mark with them. Do you remember Mark, darling?

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He's one of those top-notch barristers. Masses of money. It doesn't start till eight. Not another strangely dressed opera freak with bushy hair burgeoning from a side- parting. I don't need to be fixed up with.

Una and Geoffrey have been holding the New Year Buffet since you were running round the lawn with no clothes on! Of course you're going to come. And you'll be able to use your new suitcase.

First day of New Year has been day of horror. Cannot quite believe I am once again starting the year in a single bed in my parents' house.

It is too humiliating at my age. I wonder if they'll smell it if I have a fag out of the window. Having skulked at home all day, hoping hangover would clear, I eventually gave up and set off for the Turkey Curry Buffet far too late. When I got to the Alconburys' and rang their entire-tune-of-town-hallclock-style doorbell I was still in a strange world of my own — nauseous, vile-headed, acidic. I was also suffering from road-rage residue after inadvertently getting on to the M6 instead of the M1 and having to drive halfway to Birmingham before I could find anywhere to turn round.

I was so furious I kept jamming my foot down to the floor on the accelerator pedal to give vent to my feelings, which is very dangerous. I watched resignedly as Una Alconbury's form — intriguingly deformed through the ripply glass door bore down on me in a fuchsia two-piece. We'd almost given you up for lost! Happy New Year! Just about to start without you. I got lost. What are we going to do with you? Come on in! He did a jokey Bruce Forsyth step then gave me the sort of hug which Boots would send straight to the police station.

Una, she came off at Junction nineteen! You've added an hour to your journey before you even started.

Come on, let's get you a drink. How's your love-life, anyway? Why can't married people understand that this is no longer a polite question to ask? We wouldn't rush up to them and roar, 'How's your marriage going? Still having sex? What are we going to do with you!

I don't know! Can't put it off for ever, you know. How does a woman manage to get to your age without being married? Fortunately my dad rescued me. Come and demonstrate your presence so I can start enjoying myself. How's the be-wheeled suitcase? How are the ear-hair clippers?

I would have felt a bit mean if I hadn't turned up, but Mark Darcy. Every time my mother's rung up for weeks it's been, 'Of course you remember the Darcys, darling. They came over when we were living in Buckingham and you and Mark played in the paddling pool! He's just back from America, apparently. He's looking for a house in Holland Park. Apparently he had the most terrible time with his wife. Very cruel race. Malcolm and Elaine's son? He's one of these super-dooper top-notch lawyers.

Elaine says he works all the time and he's terribly lonely. He's very rich. Being set up with a man against your will is one level of humiliation, but being literally dragged into it by Una Alconbury while caring for an acidic hangover, watched by an entire roomful of friends of your parents, is on another plane altogether.

The rich, divorced-by-cruel-wife Mark — quite tall — was standing with his back to the room, scrutinizing the contents of the Alconburys' bookshelves: It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party.

It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting 'Cathy' and banging your head against a tree.

As my friend Tom often remarks, it's amazing how much time and money can be saved in the world of dating by close attention to detail. A white sock here, a pair of red braces there, a grey slip-on shoe, a swastika, are as often as not all one needs to tell you there's no point writing down phone numbers and forking out for expensive lunches because it's never going to be a runner.

I expect you're sick to death of us old fuddy-duddies. Are you reading any' ah. Have you read any good books lately? Oh, for God's sake. I racked my brain frantically to think when I last read a proper book. The trouble with working in publishing is that reading in your spare time is a bit like being a dustman and snuffling through the pig bin in the evening.

I'm halfway through Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, which Jude lent me, but I didn't think Mark Darcy, though clearly odd, was ready to accept himself as a Martian quite yet. Then I had a brainwave. I haven't exactly read it as such, but feel I have as Sharon has been ranting about it so much. Anyway, completely safe option as no way diamond-pattern-jumpered goody-goody would have read five-hundred-page feminist treatise.

Didn't you find there was rather a lot of special pleading? I was at a party in London last night. Bit hungover, actually. Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system.

Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

She repulses men. They kept making me walk round with trays of gherkins and glasses of cream sherry in a desperate bid to throw me into Mark Darcy's path yet again.

In the end they were so crazed with frustration that the second I got within four feet of him with the gherkins Una threw herself across the room like Will Carling and said, 'Mark, you must take Bridget's telephone number before you go, then you can get in touch when you're in London.

I could feel it climbing up my neck. Now Mark would think I'd put her up to it. It's not that I wanted him to take my phone number or anything, but I didn't want him to make it perfectly obvious to everyone that he didn't want to. As I looked down I saw that he was wearing white socks with a yellow bumblebee motif 'Can't I tempt you with a gherkin? Stuffed olive? Towards the end I saw him being harangued by his mother and Una, who marched him over towards me and stood just behind while he said stiffly, 'Do you need driving back to London?

I'm staying here but I could get my car to take you. He blinked at me. Mark has a company car and a driver, silly,' said Una. Oh, why am I so unattractive? Even a man who wears bumblebee socks thinks I am horrible. Hate the New Year. Hate everyone. Except Daniel Cleaver. Anyway, have got giant tray- sized bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk left over from Christmas on dressing table, also amusing joke gin and tonic miniature.

Am going to consume them and have fag. Tuesday 3 January 9st 4 terrifying slide into obesity — why? Cannot face thought of go to work. Only thing which makes it tolerable is thought of seeing Daniel again, but even that is inadvisable since am fat, have spot on chin, and desire only to sit on cushion eating chocolate and watching Xmas specials.

It seems wrong and unfair that Christmas, with its stressful and unmanageable financial and emotional challenges, should first be forced upon one wholly against one's will, then rudely snatched away just when one is starting to get into it. Now suddenly we are all supposed to snap into self-discipline like lean teenage greyhounds. Perpetua, slightly senior and therefore thinking she is in charge of me, was at her most obnoxious and bossy, going on and on to the point of utter boredom about latest half-million- pound property she is planning to download with her rich-but-overbred boyfriend, Hugo: What a blessing to be born with such Sloaney arrogance.

Perpetua could be the size of a Renault Espace and not give it a thought. How many hours, months, years, have I spent worrying about weight while Perpetua has been happily looking for lamps with porcelain cats as bases around the Fulham Road? She is missing out on a source of happiness, anyway.

It is proved by surveys that happiness does not come from love, wealth or power but the pursuit of attainable goals: I guzzled them by the light of the Christmas tree, together with a couple of mince pies, the last of the Christmas cake and some Stilton, while watching EastEnders, imagining it was a Christmas special.

Now, though, I feel ashamed and repulsive. I can actually feel the fat splurging out from my body. Never mind. Sometimes you have to sink to a nadir of toxic fat envelopment in order to emerge, phoenix-like, from the chemical wasteland as a purged and beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer figure.

Tomorrow new Spartan health and beauty regime will begin. Daniel Cleaver, though. Love his wicked dissolute air, while being v. He was being v. Was really v. Also asked me if I got anything nice for Christmas in rather flirty way. Think might wear short black skirt tomorrow. Wednesday 4 January 9st 5 state of emergency now as if fat has been stored in capsule form over Christmas and is being slowly released under skin , alcohol units 5 better , cigarettes 20, calories v.

State of emergency. Jude just rang up from her portable phone in flood of tears, and eventually managed to explain, in a sheep's voice, that she had just had to excuse herself from a board meeting Jude is Head of Futures at Brightlings as she was about to burst into tears and was now trapped in the ladies' with Alice Cooper eyes and no make-up bag. Her boyfriend, Vile Richard self-indulgent commitment phobic , whom she has been seeing on and off for eighteen months, had chucked her for asking him if he wanted to come on holiday with her.

Typical, but Jude naturally was blaming it all on herself. I asked for too much to satisfy my own neediness rather than need. Oh, if only I could turn back the clock.

I hope I can get away without bloody Perpetua kicking up. Strident evening. Sharon immediately launched into her theory on the Richard situation: As women glide from their twenties to thirties, Shazzer argues, the balance of power subtly shifts. Even the most outrageous minxes lose their nerve, wrestling with the first twinges of existential angst: Stereotypical notions of shelves, spinning wheels and sexual scrapheaps cons ire to make you feel stupid, no matter how much time you spend thinking about Joanna Lumley and Susan Sarandon.

After all, there is nothing so unattractive to a man as strident feminism. At which point Sharon started on a long illustrative list of emotional fuckwittage in progress amongst our friends: In twenty years' time men won't even dare start with fuckwittage because we will just laugh in their faces,' bellowed Sharon.

At this point Alex Walker, who works in Sharon's company, strolled in with a stunning blonde who was about eight times as attractive as him. He ambled over to us to say hi. You know, she thinks she is, but we're not going out, we're just sleeping together. I ought to stop it really, but, well. I'm going to talk to that woman,' said Sharon, getting up.

Jude and I forcibly restrained her while Alex, looking panic-stricken, rushed back, to continue his fuckwittage unrumbled. Eventually the three of us worked out a strategy for Jude. She must stop beating herself over the head with Women Who Love Too Much and instead think more towards Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, winch will help her to see Richard's behaviour less as a sign that she is co-dependent and loving too much and more in the light of him being like a Martian rubber band which needs to stretch away in order to come back.

But then, as Sharon pointed out, last time we did that they got back together and she told him everything we'd said in a fit of reconcilatory confession and now it is cripplingly embarrassing every time we see him and he thinks we are the Bitch Queens from Hell — which, as Jude points out, is a misapprehension because, although we have discovered our Inner Bitches, we have not yet unlocked them.

Thursday 5 January 9st 3 excellent progress — 21b of fat spontaneously combusted through joy and sexual promise , alcohol units 6 v. Oh my God. Daniel Cleaver just sent me a message. Was trying to work on CV without Perpetua noticing in preparation for improving career when Message Pending suddenly flashed up on top of screen. Delighted by, well, anything — as always am if is not work — I quickly pressed RMS Execute and nearly jumped out of my skin when I saw Cleave at the bottom of the message.

I instantly thought he had been able to tap into the computer and see that I was not getting on with my work. But then I read the message: Message Jones You appear to have forgotten your skirt. As I think is made perfectly clear in your contract of employment, staff are expected to be fully dressed at all times.

Cleave Hah! Undeniably flirtatious. Thought for a little while whilst pretending to study tedious- beyond-belief manuscript from lunatic Have never messaged Daniel Cleaver before but brilliant thing about messaging system is you can be really quite cheeky and informal, even to your boss. Also can spend ages practising. This is what sent.

Message Cleave Sir, am appalled by message. Whilst skirt could reasonably be described as a little on the skimpy side thrift being ever our watchword in editorial , consider it gross misrepresentation to describe said skirt as absent, and considering contacting union. Jones Waited in frenzy of excitement for reply. Sure enough Message Pending quickly flashed up. Pressed RMS: After that: Oh God.

Daniel has not replied. Must be furious. Maybe he was being serious about the skirt. Oh God oh God. Have been seduced by informality of messaging medium into being impertinent to boss. Maybe he has not got it yet. If one could get message back. Think will go for walk and see if can somehow go into Daniel's office and erase it.

He is in meeting with Simon from Marketing. He gave me a look when walked past. Message Pending: Message Jones If walking past office was attempt to demonstrate presence of skirt can only say that it has failed parlously. Skirt is indisputably absent. Is skirt off sick? Cleave Message Pending then flashed up again immediately.

Message Jones If skirt is indeed sick, please look into how many days sick leave skirt has taken in previous twelvemonth. Spasmodic nature of recent skirt attendance suggests malingering Cleave Just sending back: Message Cleave Skirt is demonstrably neither sick nor abscent. Appalled by management's blatently sizist attitude to skirt. Obsessive interest in skirt suggests management sick rather than skirt. Jones Hmm. Think will cross last bit out as contains mild accusation of sexual harassment whereas v.

Perpetua just walked past and started reading over shoulder. Just managed to press Alt Screen in nick of time but big mistake as merely put CV back up on screen. This is what I am about to send. Considering appeal to industrial tribunal, tabloids, etc. Oh dear. This was return message. Message Jones Absent, Jones, not abscent. Blatantly, not Blatently. Please attempt to acquire at least perfunctory grasp of spelling.

Though by no means trying to suggest language fixed rather than constantly adapting, fluctuating tool of communication cf Hoenigswald computer spell check might help. Cleave Was just feeling crestfallen when Daniel walked past with Simon from Marketing and shot a very sexy look at my skirt with one eyebrow raised. Love the lovely computer messaging. Must work on spelling, though. After all, have degree in English. Friday 6 January 5. Could not be more joyous.

Computer messaging re: Cannot imagine respected boss did stroke of work. Weird scenario with Perpetua penultimate boss , since knew I was messaging and v. Last message read: Message Jones Wish to send bouquet to ailing skirt over weekend.

Please supply home contact no asap as cannot, for obvious reasons, rely on given spelling of 'Jones' to search in file. Cleave Yesssss! Yessssss' Daniel Cleaver wants my phone no. Am marvellous. Am irresistible Sex Goddess. Sunday 8 January 9st 2 v.

Oh God, why am I so unattractive? Cannot believe I convinced myself I was keeping the entire weekend free to work when in fact I was on permanent date-with-Daniel standby. Hideous, wasted two days glaring psychopathically at the phone, and eating things. Why hasn't he ring? What's wrong with me? Must centre myself more. Will ask Jude about appropriate self-help book, possible Eastern-religion-based. Phone call alert, which turned out to be just Tom, asking if there was any telephonic progress.

Tom, who has taken, unflatteringly, to calling himself a hag-fag, has been sweetly supportive about the Daniel crisis. Tom has a theory that homosexuals and single women in their thirties have natural bonding: He indulged me while I obsessed to him about my unattractiveness crisis — precipitated, as I told him, first by bloody Mark Darcy then by bloody Daniel at which point he said, I must say not particularly helpfully, 'Mark Darcy?

But isn't he that famous lawyer — the human-rights guy? Well, anyway. What about my human right not to have to wander round with fearsome unattractiveness hang-up?

It is far too late for Daniel to ring. Monday 9 January 9st 2, alcohol units 4, cigarettes 29, calories v. Nightmare day in office.

Watched the door for Daniel all morning: By I was seriously alarmed. Should I raise an alert? Then Perpetua suddenly bellowed into the phone: He's gone to a meeting in Croydon, He'll be in tomorrow. Which girls? Somehow I made it through the day, got home, and in a moment of insanity left a message on Daniel's answerphone, saying oh no, I can't believe I did this , 'Hi, it's Jones here.

I was just wondering how you are and if you wanted to meet for the skirt-health summit, like you said. Eventually he thought he'd cracked it, but unfortunately Daniel then answered the phone. Instead of saying, 'Sorry, wrong number,' Tom hung up. So now Daniel not only has the insane message but will think it's me who's rung his answerphone fourteen times this evening and then, when I did get hold of him, banged the phone down. Tuesday 10 January 9st 1, alcohol units 2, cigarettes 6, calories excellent, v.

Slunk into the office crippled with embarrassment about the message. I had resolved totally to detach myself from Daniel but then he appeared looking unnervingly sexy and started making everyone laugh so that I went all to pieces.

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Suddenly, Message Pending flashed up on the top of my computer screen. Message Jones Thanks for your phone call. My heart sank. That phone call was suggesting a date. Who replies by saying 'thanks' and leaves it at that unless they but after a little thought, I sent back: Message Cleave Please shut up.

I am very busy and important. And after a few minutes more, he replied. Message Jones Sorry to interrupt, Jones, pressure must be hellish. Over and out. I like your tits in that top.

And we were off. Frantic messaging continued all week, culminating in him suggesting a date for Sunday night and me dizzyingly, euphorically, accepting.

Sometimes I look around the office as we all tap away and wonder if anyone is doing any work at all. Is it just me or is Sunday a bizarre night for a first date? All wrong, like Saturday morning or Monday at 2 p. Completely exhausted by entire day of date-preparation. Being a woman is worse than being a farmer there is so much harvesting and crop spraying to be done: The whole performance is so highly tuned you only need to neglect it for a few days for the whole thing to go to seed.

Sometimes I wonder what I would be like if left to revert to nature — with a full beard and handlebar moustache on each shin, Dennis Healey eyebrows, face a graveyard of dead skin cells, spots erupting, long curly fingernails like Struwelpeter, blind as bat and stupid runt of species as no contact lenses, flabby body flobbering around.

Ugh, ugh. Is it any wonder girls have no confidence? Cannot believe this has happened. On the way to the bathroom, to complete final farming touches, I noticed the answerphone light was flashing: I'm really sorry. I think I'm going to have give tonight a miss. I've got a presentation at ten in the morning and a pile of forty-five spreadsheets to get through,' Cannot believe it.

Am stood up. Entire waste of whole day's bloody effort and hydroelectric body-generated power. However, one must not live one's life through men but must be complete in oneself as a woman of substance. Still, he is in top-level job. Maybe be didn't want to ruin first date with underlying work- panic.

He might have bloody well rung again, though. Is probably out with someone thinner. What s wrong with me? I'm completely alone. Hate Daniel Cleaver. Am going to have nothing more to do with him. Am going to get weighed. Monday 16 January 9 st 2 from where? Daniel is still locked in his meeting. Maybe it was a genuine excuse. Just saw Daniel leaving for lunch.


He has not messaged me or anything. Going shopping. Just had dinner with Tom in Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor, who was obsessing about a pretentious-sounding 'freelance film maker' called Jerome.

Moaned to him about Daniel, who was in meetings all afternoon and only managed to say, 'Hi, Jones, how's the skirt? Tuesday 24 January Heaven-sent day. Friday 27 January 9st 3 but stuffed with Genoan food , alcohol units 8, cigarettes feels like , calories Had dream date at an intime little Genoan restaurant near Daniel's flat. I'll get a taxi,' I blurted awkwardly as we stood in the street afterwards.

Then he lightly brushed a hair from my forehead, took my cheek in his hand and kissed me, urgently, desperately. After a while he held me hard against him and whispered throatily, 'I don't think you'll be needing that taxi, Jones.

I don't think we should start getting involved.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Had it not been for Sharon and the fuckwittage and the fact I'd just drunk the best part of a bottle of wine, I think I would have sunk powerless into his arms. As it was, I leapt to my feet, pulling up my skirt. I am not interested in emotional fuckwittage. You should have seen his face. But no I am home I am sunk into gloom. I may have been right, but my reward, I know, will be to end up all alone, half-eaten by an Alsatian.

Spent the weekend struggling to remain disdainfully buoyant after the Daniel fuckwittage debacle. I kept saying the words, 'Self-respect' and 'Huh' over and over till I was dizzy, trying to barrage out, 'But I lurrrve him. Apparently there is a Martin Amis character who is so crazily addicted that he starts wanting a cigarette even when he's smoking one. That's me.

It was good ringing up Sharon to boast about being Mrs Iron Knickers but when I rang Tom he saw straight through it and said, 'Oh, my poor darling,' which made me go silent trying not to burst into self-pitying tears. Mother is bright orange and more opinionated than ever having just returned from week in Albufeira with Una Alconbury and Nigel Coles' wife, Audrey. Mum had been to church and suddenly realized in a St Paul-on-road-to-Damascus-type blinding flash that the vicar is gay.

V v good, etc makes her sound annoyingly like a giddy teen, as it always did. But there is a shadow over this new instalment: Bridget is now a widow and mother of two small children.

Despite the distress of many fans, it's a brilliant solution to the obvious problem of a third book. Bridget's raison d'etre is the quest for a man, so the happy ending she found in The Edge of Reason must be reversed, returning her to her natural state of hapless relationships and self-help books. But she uses these darker notes sparingly; Bridget's very British determination to "Keep Buggering On", as she puts it, nudges the tragedy to the periphery most of the time, but it does give the character a poignancy she lacked before.

Mad About the Boy begins four years after Mark's death, as Bridget emerges from the first raw shock of grief to engage with the dating scene again. And how different that scene looks now — when she was last single there was no Twitter, sexting or online dating, and a cougar was just a big cat.

Fielding enjoys milking all of these for comic possibilities, though Bridget's being such a technological late adopter makes a lot of the observational comedy sound dated. She went away quickly. For a moment neither of us spoke. Have you been staying with your parents over New Year? I asked him. Yes, he said eagerly8.

You too? I was at a party in London last night, I replied. Suddenly I started talking very quickly - too quickly. But I couldnt stop. Mark Darcy was looking at me with a look of horror on his face. Maybe you should get something to eat, he said, and went away. Everyone was staring at me. I knew they were thinking, So thats why Bridget isnt married. She talks too much and is very unattractive to men. I turned bright red. Now Mark would think I had told Una to say that.

I felt annoyed. I didnt want Mark to have my telephone number. But 1 didnt want everyone at the party to know that he didnt want it. Oh, why am I so unattractive?

I hate New Year. I hate everyone - except Daniel Cleaver. Tuesday 3 January Weight 9st 4, alcohol units 6 excellent , cigarettes 23, calories I cannot face9 the thought of going to work. The only good thing about going to work is the thought of seeing Daniel again. Perpetua - who thinks shes my boss - talked for hours to her friends on the phone about the property she is downloading with her rich boyfriend, Hugo. Perpetua was wearing a tight red skirt, which made her bottom10 look very big.

But Perpetua doesnt care about how she looks. Perpetua is a Sloane, which means she is not only rich, but also very confident. I wish I could be like that.And was prob- ably ne because of his testosterone.

Adriana Bucurel. At an ante-natal class, Jack arrives early and Bridget is gratified when Mark shows up as well. But there is a shadow over this new instalment: Bridget is now a widow and mother of two small children.

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Thursday 16 February 8st 12 weight loss through use of stairs , alcohol units 0 excellent , cigarettes 5 excellent , calories not vg. Wish had not been born but immaculately burst into being in similar, though not identical, manner to Jesus, then would not have had to have birthday. Whos Isabella? Spend more than earn.