Knitting · Nostalgia

Memory Lane Again

Some things just get lost in the mists of time, and that is right and good, it clears the way for the next innovation. Take the hand-knitted¬†cream jacket folded neatly on my arm in this photo taken somewhere by the sea in Kent in the later half of the 1970s. The pattern for that jacket… Continue reading Memory Lane Again

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia

Pink Ice-Cream

Uh-oh, it's the 1970s again! Just look at those flares! I wouldn't be surprised to find a platform sole hiding just out of shot. Here I am with my lovely Mum at the seaside (I think it's the Isle of Wight in which case it's the summer of 1977) and I'm wearing the first jumper… Continue reading Pink Ice-Cream

Fashion · Kojak · Music · Nostalgia

So glad I grew up in…

... the 1970s Yeah, that's not going to come as a surprise to anyone! This is the decade where I spent my teenage years and, although I wouldn't return to being a teenager if you paid me, I am truly grateful that those are 'my' years because when I look back on them they were… Continue reading So glad I grew up in…

Nostalgia · Reflections and Intentions

A trip to the tuck shop

This afternoon I was in Norwich city centre running some errands and I popped into the old-style sweet shop to re-stock with Sweet Peanuts. This reminded me of many a diversion to the school tuck shop to buy these, not to mention Toffee Cushions and Sherbet¬†Lemons. Indeed, I was fortunate enough to go to a… Continue reading A trip to the tuck shop