Saturday ’80s Photo: January Snow

I was born in a snow-laden January, so I should be used to putting up with winter weather at this time of year. Mind you, as a newborn I wasn’t worrying about trying to run in it!

January 1985
Snowy paths, January 1985.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – ‘Five Years’
Thought Beings – ‘Shakedown’
5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘Youngblood’
John Taylor – ‘I Do What I Do’
Cee Lo Green – ‘Forget You’
Ariana Grande – ‘Thank U Next’
Ollie Wride – ‘Back To Life’

Carousel, 1989

There’s a Christmas cake on the table too, but the wee bro and I were more interested in the carousel. It plays music if you pull the tab.

Christmas carousel

Today’s earworm playlist:

Andy Williams – ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’
Robert Allen – ‘Holidaius’
Mike Hewer – ‘Snowman Party’

Lots still to do before Christmas!

I’ve got a very busy week coming up, but everything is scheduled in neatly and will get done. Just about!

I spent most of today working on my jam game, though I did also have a bit of editing to do. My four main projects this week are coding, cleaning, day job work and Christmas prep – there’s quite a lot to do. Nevertheless, it all needs doing so I will beaver on!

Another busy day tomorrow.

Christmas 1985
Christmas wrapping paper in 1985 was absolutely amazeballs. I just can’t find stuff this nice these days!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Wynter Gordon – ‘Dirty Talk’

Saturday ’80s Photo: Vintage Pink & Black Jumper

I live in vintage ’80s jumpers at this time of year, and this pink and black one – picked up at a vintage fair in late 2017 – is still one of my favourites.

Vintage '80s jumper

This year, I’ve been wearing it with my Christmas loungewear from Lucy Locket Loves, because it really picks up the bright pink stars in the pattern. Wide trousers are not super ’80s so I tuck them into slouch boots if I want to look period appropriate!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Blondie – ‘Hanging On The Telephone’
Wham! – ‘Last Christmas’

Saturday ’80s Photo: ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ Badge

I’ve had this badge since 1988.

'Free Nelson Mandela' badge

Mum and Dad took me to the ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ march on Glasgow Green. I was only three but I remember the crowds and the chanting vividly, and being able to watch the speakers and performers on the stage from a long way back in the crowd. I have a memory of being up on a ladder in order to be able to see, although I may be misremembering this as I’m not sure we would have taken a ladder all the way from Edinburgh!

I have a lot of badges, but this is the most special one.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Cast of Grease – ‘Greased Lightning’
Duran Duran – ‘Femme Fatale’
Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’