Friday, 2 January 2009

2nd January 1980




Got up at 11.00 when Sam phoned
It was his first day back at work after Christmas
Phoned Fi to wish her a Happy New Year
Went into town with Mum at 2.00
Looked at sewing machines
The one I liked was £239.00 ~ a bit steep eh!! (hey I wrote in my diary like I write in my blog lol)
Bought some red fluffy wool to knit myself a jumper
Got home at 5.00
Watched TV and knitted
Watched 'Beggar man Thief' - Irwin Shaw
Sam phoned at 11.oo pm
He had been to the Woolpack to watch the darts competition
The Saracen's Head won
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Now let me get this into perspective? ... a sewing machine priced £239 in 1980

Average earnings in the UK were in the region of £6oo / month ,, we were below the average earnings living oop North and a one parent family .. so the sewing machine was over a 3rd of the average monthly wage .. so really I would suspect 1/2 our average monthly wage ........ (I hate to say this but that was the sewing machine I got! It served me really well though and only gave up on me 2 years ago)

oh Beggar Man Thief Loved it with Nick Nolte as a follow on from Rich man, Poor man

there was something about Nick Nolte .. not in his looks but character and delivery he had that je ne sais quoi!!!

5 comments:

nursemyra said...

hmmmm... I liked nick nolte back then too :-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I have a brief connection!!!!!

Nursemyra licked Nick Nolte!!!!?! ...... oooooh, liked ..... phew

diane said...

Hellooooo!
Happy New Year!

Sorry haven't been around for ages - am trying to get back to normal (or what passes for normal!)

Nick Nolte? Such a 'lived in' face. Me like!

fracas said...

Can't say Nolte ever did a thing for me... but then again, I don't often say who does.

It's best to keep 'em guessing. ;-)

70steen said...

NM & Diane ... very interesting face and yes very lived in
Dear Frac ... so who do you hold a candle for .. come on you can tell us

DP ~ 'shakes head'.......*snigger*