A Seventies Childhood – part 5 – starting school

Following on from my last post – Playground games – I decided to write about what school was like in the seventies, well things that I remember anyway! It’s quite interesting comparing school then to what school is like for kids nowadays – and it wasn’t that long ago!! Do you know what? There are […]

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Firstly can I just say I hate the word ‘ain’t’ and I know it isn’t a proper word before anyone thinks I have lost the ability to write coherently.  Thanks.  Now I’ve cleared that up, I’ll begin. Recently online and in the news there has been a lot of comments and articles and a bit […]

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So What’s It Like To Be Fifty?

OK so now I am actually fifty! 50! It really makes me smile and almost laugh out loud when I say it. It feels a little bit ridiculous because hand on heart, I don’t feel it in the slightest.  I think it’s really funny! I’m feeling ok about it, in fact I feel great about […]

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A seventies childhood – part 3

I just thought about something we used to do as children, which I don’t think children would be able to do today. We used to make our own perfume, well I say perfume but that is probably not technically true under the trade descriptions act.  I expect you would probably called it rose water.  Actually […]

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A seventies childhood – Part 2

I heard a song on the radio the other day and it really brought back memories of hot summery days when Mum used to sunbathe in the garden on her sun lounger and my younger sister and I would play in the paddling pool in the back garden.  Our pool was a fairly simple rectangle […]

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A Seventies Childhood – Part 1

I was thinking recently about my childhood and thinking about the differences between the lifestyle of a child in the seventies, to the children of the present day. Many children now have mobile phones, tablets, games consoles, handheld devices and perhaps a television in their bedroom with access to a huge number of channels.  Obviously […]

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