30 years ago it was 1983. A lot has changed since then, including me. Thirty years ago I was sweet sixteen and my life was ahead of me. Let me take you back thirty years and see if you share any of my memories of life then.
In 1983 I was in Fifth Form at school and studying for my O-levels. These days it would be called Year Eleven and you would be doing GCSEs. I managed to pass them and had to plan what I would do next. I was going to become highly successful, I wasn’t quite sure how.
CB Radio became legal in the UK in the early eighties and I spent a lot of my spare time using it. I also passed the exams to become a radio amateur, but never got round to passing the Morse code test so could only use certain radio frequencies. This is me aged 16.
1983 was also a time when computer were becoming more commonplace in the home. The ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and other early computer models were popular and we were fascinated by the early games. Most of us were learning to program in basic and fascinated watching the computer count to 20 at our command. We watched the film War Games at the pictures and were scared by the thought of a computer starting the Third World War.
1983 was a time of fads and dodgy fashion. The Rubik’s Cube became popular and we spent many an hour trying to solve it. Cabbage Patch Dolls were also the big Christmas seller that year, although I was too old for one.
We listened to the Top Forty on the radio every week, waiting for our favourite songs to come on and trying to tape them on cassette tapes. The music was a mix of New Romantic, Mowtown and Rock. Micheal Jackson preformed the Moonwalk for the first time in the song Billie Jean. We listened to Duran Duran, The Police and Culture Club. Who can forget Karma Chameleon which became a number one?
I was more of a rock girl and listened to Thin Lizzy, Saxon and Led Zeppelin. Roller discos were the big in thing, we used to go and skate around to music. You were cool if you could skate backwards or do spins on your roller skates. Hair had to be crimped or permed. I spent ages at night doing my hair into tiny little plaits to try and achieve a crimped look without the irons. We watched Dallas, Dynasty, the A Team, CHiPs and the Dukes of Hazard on TV.
This is me in 2013.
I am now married with a 12 year old son, who will soon be a teenager. I work full time and when I started blogging which I love. When I get five minutes I enter competitions, read books and watch TV. I love thrillers and series like The Walking Dead, Revolution and The Following. My hair is still long, a bit too long and it needs cutting. I have taken up running which I never thought I would do and I now own a dog. It’s not what I planned but I am happy.
I am not the only thing that has changed in 30 years, Special K has as well. They now have a new recipe
which is wholegrain and contains three different grains.
I loved the taste of it and reviewed it here.
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