I'm tagging all my ladies to list their top pop culture moments, those things that got you through your tortured adolescence.
Here we go:
- The Smiths - oh Morrissey and your hearing aid and your gladioli waving! There is indeed a light that never goes out. My favourite band (and most people will tell you I haven't listened to anything new since).
- 1982: Out of the Blue - my first ever album bought by my mum as a Christmas present. Go Flock of seagulls! Go mum!
- Going to a pub to watch real musicians play real live music - didn't have to be good music, of course. I don't think I could bear this now.
- Pretending you couldn't sleep so you could stay up and watch All Creatures Great and Small with your mum - is this normal??
- Bizarre Love Triangle - that's a New Order song for you young folk.
- James Spader telling Molly Ringwald 'you're such a bitch' in Pretty in Pink.
- Weekends when there was a real Saturday afternoon matinee - an Elvis film followed by Doris Day or Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
- Running through the sprinklers on a hot day.
- Reading anything and everything by Enid Blyton (your mum's copies from her childhood) and wishing you could go on hols and drink lashings of ginger beer.
- Rupert Bear and egg sandwiches for proper afternoon tea (lacy table cloths a must).
- Flouncing around in your nana's frocks and pretending you were Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.