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 .