Posts Tagged ‘70s’

Smash and Grab

05Mar16

There was a long tradition where I grew up of people bringing stuff home from work. On the street I lived on in the 70s, most of my friends dads worked at the Ford plant at Halewood. That meant a lot of my friends had unauthorised copies of the Cadbury’s Smash Martians that starred in […]


Brut Force

22Nov14

When I came home from work today, our flat smelled like the 70s. Specifically, it smelled like Brut 33 aftershave. At first I thought I was having a flashback but after a while I realised the smell was everywhere. I said to Julie, “Why does the flat smell of Brut?” She said that when she’d […]


Today’s flat screen TVs are so narrow, you can’t put things on top of them. When I was a kid, all sorts of stuff used to live on top of our telly. There were ornaments, photos in frames and after my mother did night school classes in flower arranging, her latest “arrangement” would take pride of […]