Monday, 31 December 2007

December 31

Sunday 31st December 1978
Got up at 11.00 (no wonder 2 nights on the bounce to bed after 2.00 am! Oh they were the days lol)

Washed my hair

Sam came round at 2.00

Just watched T.V. etc

Fi came round at 7.30

We all went to the Railway in Formby
Then we went to Jim's house for a party = right piss up
(Jim's parents in 70s land were the coolest of cool, they let us have free reign in the house on many occasions and just went off to bed. Mind you Jim's dad was the only person who I knew would have vodka with his cornflakes in the morning. Funny how you see things differently as an adult!!)
Everyone was snogging everyone
We had a stupid row and we were both in tears coz we thought we were finished
(pleeeease!) I think everything is ok now
Got home at 3.15am coz taxi didn't come (hey it is NY what did I expect)
See you next year - bye (hic!) (erm come on where did you hide the diary??)

Glitter Words

Sunday, 30 December 2007

December 30

Saturday 30th December 1978
Got up at 9.30 & said goodbye to Sam
Went to work
Got £2.00 wages as I borrowed £2.00 last week (oh don't you just hate that !!)
Went to the Houghton for lunch with Sam
Sam came for tea
Phoned Fi & 'J'
Went to Follies again
Stan, my brother and Mike came too
Mike was really grumpy
= dead good (again Follies that is)
Got home at 2.00
Sam stayed at Mike's

I have a bit of a quandary! Tomorrow is the last day of my 1978 diary & I can't find the last year of the 70s, which I know I would have kept as I was given a diary for Christmas.
Oh the shelf life for 70steen is almost up. I will have to my thinking cap on or disappear and come back as 80's teen!!!!!!!

So whilst I contemplate my future enjoy some classic Peter Kay Universal Truth's (the last one is my favourite)

1) Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.
2) At the end of every party there is always a girl crying.
3) One of the most awkward things that can happen in a pub is when your pint-to-toilet cycle gets synchronised with a complete stranger.
4) Sharpening a pencil with a knife makes you feel really manly.
5) You're never quite sure whether it's against the law or not to have a fire in your back garden.
6) Nobody ever dares make cup-a-soup in a bowl.
7) You never know where to look when eating a banana.
8) You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.
9) The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity.
10) Every bloke has at some stage while taking a pee, flushed half way through and then raced against the flush.
11) Its impossible to look cool whilst picking up a Frisbee.
12) Driving through a tunnel makes you feel excited.
13) Old ladies can eat more than you think.
14) You can't respect a man who carries a dog.
15) Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan.
16) You've turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood specifically to stir paint with.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

December 29

Friday 29th December 1978
Sam woke me at 9.00 to say he was going to work
Gt up at 10.00
Went to Stafford with Sam's parents
Bought a double belt for £1.75
Also went to Great Haywood for veg (how exciting)
Stayed in all afternoon
Watched Dr. Doolittle (I loved that film as a kid. I remember seeing as a wee person. The film was released in 1967 and who can forget the Pushme-Pullyu llama, classic entertainment)
(oh DP here is a web site for Gerty)
Sam phoned at 3.45 to say he had been let out of work early
His dad took me to meet him at 4.15
Got the 5.29 train to Liverpool
Home at 7.00
Went to Follies nightclub til 2.00am
Sam stayed the night = good - Follies that is

(tell me what was the point of going to Stafford spending £6.52 on a train ticket to watch telly and go veg shopping, then come home to Southport?? ... doh!!)


Ever thought what sex non living things were. No then click off. Yes then read on

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.
PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.
HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their butt.
TYRES: Tyres are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.
SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.
TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.
EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom.
HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all and are occasionally handy to have around.
THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

Friday, 28 December 2007

December 28

Thursday 28th December 1978
Train 11.21 from Lime Street
Got to Liverpool at 11.00
Train left on time and got to Stafford at 12.40
Went with Sam to his office then I walked around Stafford
Got back to his house at 6.00
Watched TV
Went to the Woolpack
Watched some more TV

(Good grief what a totally unexciting day)

Events & News

My book arrived today.
'What book?' I can here you ask

It's a special book full of special people
'What's so special about them?'
They are all a lovely community of bloggers that is why they are so special
'What is the community?'
FuelMyBlog that's who!
'So what is the book about?'
It is an idea to show the world (and our friends and famili
es) the humans behind the blogs
'All well and good but who will buy it and why?'
All those who entered and others who didn't plus all the proceeds from the sales go to charity

'Which Charity?'
Doctors without Boarders
'Wow that is great idea, where do I buy one?'
Just click here go ahead you know you want to!!!!

If you are still not convinced then be afraid... Fracas and I on the same page and we can cook up mischief shut up in there as Daddy P already knows lol

Linda at 'at Linda's'
Has asked a favour that all us bloggers pass on her YouTube video or post it to our blogs. It is the least I can do as she organised a fabulous competition, which amazingly I won ( I chose a Laga handbag made by the tsunami survivors at Aceh)
Also my nicely turned ankle & shoe features in the video waytogo Linda :-)

T-shirt Friday

Southern Spain 1982 - the start of the ra- ra skirt fashion
thanks for the reminder NM

Thursday, 27 December 2007

December 27

Wednesday 27th December 1978

Worked 10.00 - 5.00
Went into town early so I could look around the sales
Bought a pair of burgundy red shoes £7.99 should have been £9.99 but got staff discount (oh I remember these shoes they were leather and suede, peep toe with an ankle strap and so high heels.... wonderful)

Got home at 6.00
Train was cancelled
Phoned Sam at 6.30
Bought my ticket to Stafford £6.52 (gulp!!!) (I suppose that was a lot as I only got paid £4.00 for a days work)
Sam phoned at 9.00
Got a pure silk blouse, an antique 'oxo' tin and two scarves off Kate's dad as he was sorting out his Mum's house
(the blouse was fabulous it was an M&S blouse from C1940)

7 things ???

There is this thing floating around FMB re 7 things no one knows about you here. No one has tagged me (which is cool ) so I thought I would just gate crash ...

1. My real name is in our family history back to 1811, both of my gg grandmothers had the same name although my parents never knew this when they gave me the name.It is something I have only found out recently.
2. I once did a 'strip -o-gram' for a retiring Director of a multi million High Street retailer coz someone dared me (I was an awful lot younger then, I read a poem and stripped down to suzzies and sexy underwear)
3. I was harassed and I felt I was going to be arrested in Marbella. On holiday I was reading the tourist book that said there were 3 types of Policeman in Spain.The short story is ...... I saw one type and pointed at them. They marched over, guns on hips. Demanded my passport (which I didn't have), 'What are you doing here?' they barked 'holiday' I stuttered, they wrenched my bag off my back, emptied it on the ground. Demanded my boyfriends camera off him and left .............. we then got on a tourist trip to Porto Banus and no one would sit near us.
4. I hate Marmite but Marmite crisps are lovely
5. I have been bitten by a Doberman on my thigh & I owned him (god it hurt!!)
6. I got moved on by a prostitute in Leeds once when I was waiting for my boyfriend 'find your own patch bitch' was the term she used
7. I once stood face to face with Linda McCartney and we did a double take in Harrods

December 25 & 26

Monday 25th December 1978
Christmas Day

Got up at 10.30 (oh those days of getting up just as Mum had gone to bed in the early hours had obviously passed. She would have everything ready for us in pillowcases placed carefully at the foot of our beds, a sock stuffed with little pressies together with the mandatory walnuts and satsumas. The coal fire would be lit in the lounge so it would be warm for us when we got up. It was always magic. But yes for my poor Mum who had it all to do would just about get her head on the pillow and we would all be up, so excited, waking Mum showing her what Santa had bought)

Opened my presys:-- Got Cowl neck & 'V' neck jumpers, 2 pairs of sox, 3 pairs of knickers, two underskirts, suspender belt (ooooo!), a diary (now that tells me there was a 1979 record but alas lost), an address book, 'Just Musk' & 'Occur' perfume, 2 pens, makeup bag, a basket & a big teddy
Phoned Sam at 11.00, he got loads of pressies.

Watched 'The Sound of Music' (hey compulsory Christmas day viewing and this is some other stuff we would have been watching)
Made Snoopy a pyjama top
Sam phoned back at 11.00
pm for 5 minutes
Wish i could have spent Christmas with him xx

Tuesday 26th December 1978
Boxing Day
Got up at 10.20

Had a bath & hair wash
Watched T.V.
Sorted out my bedroom

My brother's girlfriend and dad called round with pressies at about 4.30

I got some 'Just Musk' perfume (ooops I obviously must have mentioned I liked it!!)
They left at 7.00
Fi, 'J' & Bev Rang

Watched 'The Day of the Jackal' - saw it 4-5 years ago at the flicks = good
Sam phoned

Really miss him
He said that he had been to watch a footie match this afternoon

2007 Thank you to everyone for their lovely pressies I received this year I am most grateful :-) Just a thought ??? If this happened

Then I suspect we would end up here :-)

Monday, 24 December 2007

December 24

Sunday 24th December 1978
'J's 19th Birthday
Christmas Eve

Sam came round at 11.15

I got up at 11.30
He stayed for dinner
Then we went to 'J's for an hour
He then got the 2.12 (so precise again, sorry!) train to Waterloo (boo hoo)
Next stop Stafford

Jane phoned and she and Fi came round

They left at 11.30

Had a good laugh and gossip hee he
Sam phoned he sounded a bit grumpy but never mind (oh how caring lol)
Day 24

That is a picture of my 'mean cat' if cat's only knew that that hat certainly gives her no street cred!!!! The game tonight is something you can't do after any alcohol at all......... my best score after 2 glasses of wine is 13.25 seconds.
Stay away from the walls and the blue things

so cute web site

& finally my pup & not so mean cat and pecking order. Pup was asleep in her den when the cat decided to come and eat her food ... so pup got up and moved out

Now what is left is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I really hope that you and yours have great few days. I know I will :-)

70s xxx

Sunday, 23 December 2007

December 23

Saturday 23rd December 1978
I hate Saturdays but not this one.
Worked 11.00 - 5.00 = £4.00 wages
Got a presy from Germany.
A mirror and a Father Christmas full of sweets. (My mother still has this Father Christmas at her house and he gets filled up with sweets each Christmas. They are better than the ones that came with him, the chocolate smelled of bacon and tasted vile)
Met Sam at the Art Centre at 2.00 for lunch.
He met me later at 5.00 and came for tea.
We went to Follies.
The same 'scrubber' was there. She kept away from us.
Had a really great night
Got home at 2.15 am
Merry Crimbo
Sam gave me my presy
A huge Snoopy about 1ft 6" tall
(Snoopy still lives with us. For the past 14 years he has been held captive in the Teen's bedroom. He's not quite as white as he was, mind you he is 29 and only had a couple of surface rub downs)

Day 23 (thank you)

I am listening to Radio One to see who is Christmas number one this year (see I am not that much of a fuddy duddy!). I hoped it would be Take That after seeing them perform this live last week.... fabulous. But they are number 7.
I guess it will be Leon after his success on the X-Factor (god my Teen wants to enter that next year!!!)
In 1978 the number one was Boney M - Mary's Boy Child. I have this thing about Boney M, it's that bloke (what are those pants about??), never got along with them then or now!

Today's game is a girlie one with a cute white bunny .... after getting loads of 10's I soared to a staggering 5430

Saturday, 22 December 2007

December 22

Friday 22nd December 1978
Break up do at the Brick 11.00 - 3.00 pm

Went to the nativity at Holy Trinity it wasn't very good
Went to the 'Brick = ace

Got a bit pissed i.e. 3 pints of cider
Sam arrived at 6.00
I hadn't realised how much I had missed him ( ermmmm look back in your diary )
Went on to Follies = ok

There was this girl there that was flirting with Sam.
She asked him to go out with her.

I told him it was me or her.

He chose me. I should think so too! (he chose me???? lol )

Day 22 (click here only because I realise that you will have missed the last 21)

The game for today is really addictive (well it has been for me today). My Cuz CK sent it to me as part of his email advent calendar which is superb btw and the source for many of the games and other bits for my advent. Thank you CKx) I have however managed a score of 6999. Everything, however, has gone to pot in my quest lol.
The rules are .........

It's all in Japanese but don't let that put you off.

Click on the top option from the first page. You control the kebab stick with your mouse and raise it up to skewer the cartoon characters.

Need to get three or more in a line to gain points.

Press 1 to get an extra line of characters, 2 removes everything from your skewer (very handy) and 3 removes the last line of characters from the screen. Oh and don't overload your kebab stick coz if you do it is game over ( I think it is 7 items) & the other 'OH' is don't extend your stick because you will pick up stuff you didn't want to pick up ;-)

Friday, 21 December 2007

Christmas Interlude

Lets just say here ..... I have been there, got the T-shirt etc.
I recall lining up for at least an hour with my now Teen then aged 4 ish ..... who when meeting Santa flipped and ran through the grotto at a rate of knots with me chasing after not before having the where for all to grab the gift as we exited at speed (hey I had paid for it!!)

December 20 & 21

Wednesday 20th December 1978
Got up at 8.15
Went to do 2 hours Sociology, didn't do much
Came home for dinner
Mum had a body perm on her hair
Played volleyball
Came home at 5.00
Fi phoned
She came round at 1/2 7
Iced Chrimbo cake = a mess
Phoned Sam
xxx Miss him xx
Fi gave me my pressy
I gave Fi hers
My Auntie has come up from London for Uncle Tom's funeral tomorrow

Thursday 21st December 1978
'Do' at Sam's work = he didn't go
Uncle Tom's funeral
Got up at 8.45
Said good-bye to my Auntie
Went roller skating 11.00 - 12.00 = great
Made Florida cocktail (again) & prawn vol-u-vents in cookery (oh how 70s, vol-u-vents. I'll let you into a secret Sylvie hadn't come across them until she came over to England and she is French!!!! Must say I do like them though)
Got home at 1/4 to 5
Card off Sam's parents
Next door neighbours mother died today (oh what a sad time........)
Everyone went out = bored
I owe Mum £1.29 for chocolates
Phoned Sam
he didn't get the job at Lotus Shoes (dam)
He comes home tomorrow yipeeee!!!!

Day 20 & 21

Todays game did have me giggling.... you need speakers btw.

Naughty or nice?? What does Santa reckon? .... I got a B+ (sounds like my school reports) but more importantly I am 'nice' :-)

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

December 19

Tuesday 19th December 1978
Had Sociology for 1/2 hr

Fed up with Tech
Apparently the Tech do was really good last night.

Came home at 3.30

Dossed about
Had a bath & hair wash, blew it dry it looks nice
Sam rang.
He got Fi's anniversa
ry card but not my Christmas card
Got a letter off the J.M.B. (Joint Matriculation Board) about my re-sits, they say I owe them £2.50
Got an underskirt and card off Sam's granny through the post.
Wish Sam was 'ere now

Art College do tonight, wasn't allowed to go (I think that is why I was so miserable. All things had stopped in our house because of Uncle T

Day 19

The game is 'Smack the Penguin' .... 273.8 is my best (disclaimer no penguins were injured in this game)

I was sent this email tonight not much narrative needed except to say these animals survived a tornado and were rescued from different places and all found comfort & safety with each other, despite their different backgrounds and breeds.... we could learn so much