My 16th was on a Tuesday too.
That year Mull of Kintyre was number one in the UK charts & Crown Court was the one to watch on day time TV.
For my birthday I went to the La Fontana (an Italian restuarant), got 19 cards but eventually 22.
My presents were 'How Deep is your Love' single by The Bee Gees, Lip Gloss, Talc (does anyone get given 'talc' for a pressy now to anyone under the age of 80?), a diary, a basket box with Charlie perfume in it, £10 off Mum, £5 of her b/f, £3.00 off my brother and Auntie and silver bracelet off Sam which cost £8.50.....
Quote from the diary 'The meal was ACE. Had orange juice, sirloin steak, mushrooms etc., fresh fruit salad & cream, coffee, all together it cost £9.45... ( I am thinking it must have been just Sam & I and that was the total cost of the meal for 2 of us lol)... got home at 10.15 pm.
Today for Teen's 16th the UK number one is Pixie Lott with 'Mama Do' ? and the day time programmes to watch (according to Teen) are Jeremy Kyle, Golden Balls, Loose Women & Flog it.
From me she got her first Radley handbag (which I bought in the sales .. don't tell her), clothes (which amazingly she really likes), transfer tattoos, make up and some bits and bobs. After our holiday she wants her belly button pierced (I have fought this off for about 5 years now saying 'when you are 16' hoping she will forget about it ... but alas no!).
She has had a new hair do this afternoon paid by her bessy mate, and her b/f and family have bought her pyjamas and tickets to see James Morrison in November (so jealous lol). We have put £90 sent in cheques in the bank and she has a stack of pressies on the lounge coffee table from her mates. Oh and there will be more pressies when we visit family at the weekend...
They have all trailed off (about 10 of them ..) in very high heels to have a chinese all you can eat buffet. Teen looked gorgeous and so grown up ....
oh to be 16 again ... :0)