Nicholas Quirke was unable to complete some basic tasks on 29th October 1982, allowing instead feelings of ennui and despair to creep into his Hampstead abode as changes to his world were on the way. This state of mind was quickly dispelled by a visit to the cinema and the normal routine of his day taking over

Nicholas Quirke was without work on 24th October and made a variety of arrangements to obtain an income which he was going to need , despite some disappointment, to maintain friendships and a lifestyle that in his present state of penury he could not afford.