Swinging Sixties fashion shows

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Following on from my 1950s fashions post, here are some brilliant video clips from the 1960s. The first clip is great for a walk down Memory Lane as it features the mini-kilt, my favourite in 1966. I bought my mini-kilt from C&A (Coats and ‘Ats as it was known in my family). My dad went…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties fashion shows

Who was your favourite childhood author?

As an adult reader I don’t think I could identify any one particular author as my favourite but that wasn’t the case when I was young. I had a couple of years when the Enid Blyton shelf in the public library was my preferred starting place for book choices. But eventually that waned and my…… Continue reading Who was your favourite childhood author?

What happened to …?

For some incomprehensible reason Michael and I started talking about Jasper Carrott the other day. Do you remember him? He’s a singer, comedian and TV presenter who seemed to be around alot in 80s and 90s. We weren’t fans but realised that we hadn’t seen him on TV in ages and we wondered what had…… Continue reading What happened to …?

Can you curtsy?

If you watched “the interview” on Monday evening, you may have been amused by the anecdote about the curtsy. It certainly made me smile. Meghan was describing her first encounter with the Queen and how Harry had asked her if she could curtsy. Apparently they spent several minutes practicing before the introductions were made. Afterwards…… Continue reading Can you curtsy?

More daffodils

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Hi everyone. Don’t you just love daffodils? I do! If you missed my Monday post I wandered lonely as a cloud in March click the link to check it out. Today here’s another daffodil poem which I learned off-by-heart at Junior School. When I wrote “Jam for Tea” I remembered the school poetry competition. ….…… Continue reading More daffodils

Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869

Spring Fashions from the 1950s

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I grew up in the 1950s but I don’t remember being aware of fashions until the 1960s. Looking at old black and white photos of my mum I really like the dresses she wore. Like many women in those days, she made all her own clothes and those for my sister and myself too. She…… Continue reading Spring Fashions from the 1950s