Saturday, 19 July 2008

19th July 1979

you know I may have a new favourite ... 'The Three Siennas'

Thursday 19
Worked 10 - 6.30
= not busy at all.

Dentist 2.40.

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 ... & 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!!


Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

HA! A Doodle Evil AND Doodle Pet rolled into one GREAT DOODLE! Poor EW...I feel kinda sorry for him...but he gets what he deserves!

scratchbags said...

Oh No! I thought I was First and as soon as this pop up window popped I see Olga's Comment. U have a a gang of pets but I am feeling bad for EW.:( And the big comment balloon that you made was exceptionally creative. lol

nursemyra said...

hey you're a pretty good drawer. I can tell that the dog is a king charles cavalier

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Your doodle brings tears to my eyes ........ [interesting way of writing a lower case 'e' ...... mmmmmmmm].

I believe you have reached a nadia with the knitting pattern ...... I feel a tad queasy now ......

diane said...

Now that's not something you hear every day 'Drop the willy!'

Were the '3 Siennas' related to the '3 Tenors' by any chance?

70steen said...

Olga ~ evil & pets lol EW should be grateful that my moggies are old ladies now... a few years ago he would have been shreaded ... particularly by Wally, who is now called 'Wally One Tooth' for obvious reasons hee hee

70steen said...

Yep I have a gang of pets & it can be pretty mad in this house when they have 'mad half hours'... pup chasing the cats and the pup getting a good hissing at by them.... EW is having a bit of a hard time ;-)

70steen said...

NM ~ you are so sweet .. thank you :-)

70steen said...

DP ~ what is up with my 'E's'??.... they have been like that for years ....

70steen said...

Diane ~ hee hee it is not something you hear often is it ?

mmm? The 3 siennas are certainly akin to the 3 mustards I posted a bit ago ... not sure if they qualify as singers though???

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Did I say there was anything wrong with them?

[shows psychopathic tendencies and likely to have varicose veins apparently ....]

70steen said...

You went mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! So I thought I would ask?
No psychopathic tenancies I have seen just yet and for varicose veins,, my legs are still legend ;-)
very cool E's though??