I was born in 1959 in NZ and was wondering if anyone else has memories like mine, from the 60s? I know most of you are British but I'm sure you can relate to some of mine. I hope someone will add to the memories!
Songs such as Mary Hopkin's Tema Harbour, Sandie Shaw's Monsieur Dupont and the best of all: Manfred Mann's My Name is Jack!
Wearing home made brightly coloured shift dresses and playing with those pull apart plastic pearl necklaces (they gave such a satisfying pop as we pulled them apart !)
Warm sand between our bare toes and the sting of sunburn unrelieved by mum's baking soda baths later that evening.
Ice cream and strawberries for dessert on a Saturday; the strawberries having been picked from the local farm ourselves earlier that day; so warm and fragrant.
Playing in the forest with our friends and only coming home at dinnertime. (Wouldn't happen now.)
Having roast chicken as a birthday treat (it must have been expensive back then.)
Going through Grandma's huge collection of buttons. (They were kept in a tin with a picture of a sailing ship in a storm on the battered old lid.) Grandma lived in Australia so it was a rare treat to visit her. She always had some new little knitted dolls for us, too.
Sandals which were too tight and an unsympathetic mother. (You'll have to wait until dad gets a pay rise. They're not that tight!) We just put more bandaids on the blisters.
My mother's perfume and her beautiful beaded ball gowns, pink, aqua and blue, home made of course. I always hoped to go to a ball one day but do you know, I never did!
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