Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Time Travel

Hubby and I had a great time at the weekend - bobbing off to various events - just the two of us. He had chosen a 4 CD Compilation of music from the 1980's to accompany us in the car. Our vehicle turned into a time travel machine.

Now I loved the 1980's - I breezed through it in a fog of Elnette hairspray, hand knitted mohair or cotton tops and fabulous white stiletto heels (they made my Ibiza tanned legs look amazing!). Look at me here - I'm modelled on Sheena Easton's "Modern Girl" !! I loved that electric blue colour in the 80's and have been thrilled to find it back this summer!
So we bopped away in the car to Wham, Culture Club, Rick Astley et al.. By the second CD we were thoroughly" back in the day" and I was remembering all the carefree times.


But then this played - and instantly I was transported back to the mid 80's - Friday teatime and watching the news when they used to show that horrid map of the UK with little factories on it and huge figures illustrating which works had been closed down that week and how many hundreds - sometimes thousands- of people had been made redundant . It stopped me in my tracks and gave me a knot in my stomach.
Music can totally take me back in time and evoke very powerful emotions .



18 comments:

John Gray said...

spooky
your picture is much more flattering than mine!

potterjotter said...

I had several items in that blue colour and much the same hair-do as you are channelling in your photo! You've taken me back!

Lydia @ Twelve said...

You look fab, and are right, music really does have an impact on the emotions.....
Loved the royal blue of the 80's, and am an Elnett fan.

There was an 80's night at Clumber Park last weekend - our neighbours went & had a fab time - Level 42, Nick Kershaw, Toyah & others....

Hope to go if they do it again next year & will let you know

Lx

summerfete said...

So glam!!

Hey looks like we are off to Cornwall, is there anything I should look out for??

Lyn said...

wow I remember that look-might have to put one up of me on my blog to give you a laugh!
the 80's....great decade!
xxx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You look amazing in that photo. I have to admit though to being a 60's music fan!! Diane

Michela said...

I remember my mum having a haircut and outfit like yours! You looked like a model!
I love music from the 80s, far better than the modern one!
xxxx

Catherine said...

oh the memories! I remember my mum knitting me this huge white mohair batwing jumper that had large squares of blue, red and green!! An army could have camped in the sleeves! Cx

Ellouise88 said...

I only played Ghost Town to my teenage daughters the other day. They were particularly unimpressed! Love the 1980's music even more now than I did at the time but it does bring back lots of memories.

Amanda said...

Those were the times. I did'nt look as good as you though!

Janet said...

You looked fabulous -remember those fashions well,I had nearly the exact same outfit !

lazylol said...

You look fab!

We go back to the 80's every Friday night after a few glasses of vino lol!

Little Blue Mouse said...

You can't beat the music from the 80s!

dubgirl said...

You look great, I loved the music, big Duran Duran fan, but hated the fashion/clothes x

summerfete said...

Oh we did :(
Lisa and the kids came to visit me,
your name did crop up a couple of times though.

I shall try and hide something for you if we get to Ayr!!

Rosie said...

You look so happy in that photo. I remember the big hair and shoulder pads, the jump suits and bright colours. I'm a 60s & early 70s music fan - the 80s for us were a struggle to hold down jobs - we moved twice for work - studying for OU degrees and sending food parcels to my cousins in the Notts/Derbys coalfields to help them during the strike. What a strange time the 80s were in many ways:)

Heidi said...

Found you through Lyn at Everyday Life -
I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one who puts obscure music videos into their posts :)
Love it & thanks for the flashback.

BusyLizzie said...

Great post! I waste hours on Youtube playing old songs, and they really do take you back don't they! Great piccie. Like you, I loved that shade of blue. Lizzie x