Yes I’m posting another growing up in the 80’s blog, I grew up in that decade and I loved it. My family and I did so many amazing things in the 80’s and I have so many things to talk about that it’s difficult to narrow it down.
This morning I WhatsApp’d the little sister to ask her what I should write about next, I then went for a shower…
49 messages later and I’ve finally stopped crying with laughter enough to write this. This particular post however is not going to focus on one particular topic, I will cover them all in future posts, rather, all 49 messages from my sister, enjoy!
Chasing down the ice cream van? How cool zap lollies were? Massive hair? Massive glasses? Rubiks cubes? My little ponys? Mickala strachen? Shell suits?
Blocky off? Camping in the garden? Chesney hawks?
Mannequin being the greatest 80’s movie ever?
Care bears? Thundercats?
80’s tv was amazing!
Having to get up to change the tv channel? Fighting over who had to go and do it?
Vacum on reverse into the bathtub? Bubbles bubbles everywhere!
Greatest theme tune ever
Call upon the sea ponies when you’re in distress!
Scaletrix? Mars bars were only 20p? Freddos, don’t even get me started on a freddo
That shit was 5p when we were kids!
Recording a song off the radio and then the presenter would talk over the end of it? Boom boxes? Having to physically go round to your friends house to see if they were home and wanted to play?
Digging a pond and then being pushed in the pond? Collecting frog spawn for the pond?
Going to see the caravan at cartmel?
The cold swimming pool in Cornwall?
Being chased by a peacock?
Being stood on by a horse?
He man and she-ra?
Those ice lollies that were two lollies put together and it was like you got two for one, like a bonus ice lollie?
When it was scholastic book day at school?
Those mad triangle things that only a few kids at school could make and it would tell you your future?
Pick a colour? Now pick a number? This.thing.says.you.will.kiss.that.boy.over.there *elaborate hand movements
Didn’t account for being a lesbian though did it?
Rachael will marry tom!
Rachael won’t marry Tom little magic square of paper folded up. Rachael gonna grow up to be a massive gay, didn’t see that written in the magic triangle did we?!
Going to the video store on a Friday night?
Greatest day of the week!
Saturday morning cartoons?
Sunday afternoon specials on the BBC?
Referring to every single person and or thing as “dude”
I mean, dude should never have left really, people should still use dude
I still use dude
I called a stranger dude legit the other day
Just dude in general actually, you can substitute actual words with dude.
express anger “dude!” said in a ‘how could you manner’
Express happiness “aww duuude”
Enquire as to what the fuck someone is up to “dude?!”
Get somones attention “dude!”
The many uses of dude
Dude he-man and she-ra were brother and sister? Man I totally thought they were getting it on. That really changes things
When a flake 99 was actual 99p
I paid £2.50 for one last week! I nearly told her I didn’t want it anymore when she handed it to me and asked for the money.
I was like “oh no madam, I think you’re mistaken I asked for flake 99 not your deluxe ice cream treat”
Enjoy your 46 messages I have actual things to do now!
If you want someone to remember an appointment, little sister is not the person, if you want someone to remember random movie quotes or childhood memories, she’s your gal!