Back in my day …

I was thinking about how times have changed in my lifetime and laughed at a few of the things that our children would raise eyebrows at. So here are the things I have thought of, feel free to add more in the comments 👍

3 television channels and a television that you had to get up to change channel by pressing a button (or in my family’s case, my sister or I would get called downstairs from our bedrooms to do it for my Dad who could not be bothered

Waiting for the tv programmes to actually begin in the summer holidays – the Thames TV St Pauls logo and BBC clown and girl

Waiting for the TV to warm up when you switched it on

Not being told you are loved every time you left the house or went to bed (🙁)

Banana flavour Toffos and Mike Reid “triffic” bars (runaround, NOW!)

White Sunblest squidgy bread

Vosene and Lifebuoy in the bathroom

The Nit Nurse at school

School shiny scratchy toilet paper and outside block toilets

The ice-cream van at lunchtime in the school playground, the man holding your hand as you gave him your dinner money for a double (yeah, I know right 😳😳😳😳

Teachers putting their arm around your waist as you read to them at their desk

Teachers in high school SHOUTING and throwing the blackboard rubber (a hard wooden and rubber item) … at your head

“SEE ME!!!” expressed large and loud in red biro on submitted homework

Waiting nervously for your parents to come back from parents evening, as you weren’t welcome and hoping the teachers had been kind

Getting a wallop after parents evening for disappointing Mum

Getting a wallop after parents evening for disappointing Dad

Library cards and books for homework research

Hand me down clothes and shoes

Writing and sending letters and cards

NOT having any home home phone or any form of communication with friends

And Wedge haircuts and flicks … (oh how 1983!)

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