Saturday, 19 July 2008
19th July 1979
you know I may have a new favourite ... 'The Three Siennas'
Worked 10 - 6.30
= not busy at all.
Chris G took me (Fi's on / off boyfriend)
Had a filling
Went to a jewellry party
Bought Sam a little ring & a bracelet for me
I have been searching through my blog (gosh I wish I had tagged better during the early stages) to find a mail order catalogue reference that I think Mystic veg sent me. Alas I have not located it ..... I was thinking about how much household items would have cost some 30 years ago? I have managed to find some information from www.catalogueshop.co.uk ... & how fascinating!
In the Littlewoods catalogue in 1972/73 had:-
a portable radio £6.65 or 20 weeks at 33p
a washing machine £131.29 or 50 weeks at £2.52
I was brought up with that concept of 20 weeks. We had no money so Mum had a mail order catalogue that was paid over 20 weeks and the amount would be marked off on a card. I so remember saying stuff like 'it is only 25p/ week!!' But these gems have amazed me!
This stereogram (every home had to have one ... infact in the late 80s we were given one by my husbands cousin as we had no furniture) cost in the early 70s - £96.25. What was the weekly wage back then ? About £10 maybe £15 per week?
This Hitachi 'music centre was £399.00. 399 quid how expensive was that??????
& this VHS video recorder was a mammoth £575.00. My brother brought one just like this over from the Middle East in the 70s ... I guess I never realised, until now, just how lucky we were!!
Today is the penultimate day to the end of Doodle Week. I am so rubbish at drawing and am dreading tomorrows more than I am dreading posting this one!!! ... featuring pup 'L' & cats 'J' & 'W'... it is a mad house here with the 3 oh and a teen!!