1983. 30 years ago. What has changed since then…
Well. I don’t go to disco dancing lessons anymore, but if you ply me with a rum or two I could probably still do a passable baby bus-stop, ably demonstrated by my 9 year old self in this photo.
Fabulous jump suit, I think I might buy one for the school run!
And for the hairstyle, 1983 might have been all about the side ponytail,
but 2013 is more about the side parting!
I feel it is important to add this note for any teenagers reading, my side parting starts halfway above one eye, and therefore in no way resembles an old mans combover, your side partings have gone TOO FAR!
(and yes, that is a flamingo hairpin, and yes, I am too old for it, but I do not care!)
My absolute top tv show as and 8/9/10 year old was the Kids From Fame, the tales of these talented American school kids made me crave leg warmers in a none too healthy fashion.
One of my favourite routines at dance class was to High Fidelity from the show, it involved complicated backwards skipping and hand claps, and no amount of rum will persuade me to attempt that, but here is the song:-
These days listening to High Fidelity has been replaced with watching or reading High Fidelity – my all time favourite book, and actually I LOVE the film too, which doesn’t happen often in book to film crossovers!
Yay for Nick Hornby and John Cusack!
Look! Look! Mr Sugar – I DO have leadership skills – I was the Sixer of the Imps, the leader of the pack if you like, and I got to hold a big flag, GO ME!
I look so proud in my brownie uniform,
Of course these days I still love Brownies…
Eating brownies that is!
In 1983 I loved Adam Ant with all my heart. My room was plastered with pictures torn from Smash Hits magazine. Here is my treasured annual from that year..
|yes- I still have it!
In 2013 I have outgrown that childish love. HA! Not a chance, I still have his picture on my bedroom wall, only these days it is on a fancy arty canvas- very mature and tasteful!
SO, a it doesn’t seem like a HUGE amount of change there then, but I will tell you what has changed- Special K – they have changed their recipe for the first time in 30 years, adding barley and wholegrain. They sent me some to try and it is taaasty!
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Of course I remember them from when I was a kid, with their ‘pinch more than an inch’ campaign, which frankly my brother and I just used as an excuse to pinch each other until one or both of us cried!
That and that the ladies in the adverts always wear red, I have a pathological fear of wearing red, in case it causes Chris De Burgh to leap out from behind a tree to serenade me, did you know that cheesy classic is almost 30 years old too now?
One of my favourite things about Special K, apart from that it tastes good, is that they use normal sized woman in their advertising- very commendable behaviour!
So we have established that Special K tastes good, Adam Ant rules, and that I am far too young to have been born 30 years ago, let alone be almost in double figures in the above pics…..sshhhhh…
nobody mention imminent big birthdays..
Love Miss Cisco xxx
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