Monday, 9 February 2009

When everything was orange

There is now evidence that everything in the 1970s (this was v v early 1980s) was orange. The floor, the curtains, the chair (really, have a close look - it is stylin'), the kitchen, my great grandmother's rinse; and let us not forget the v early PC attempt at a Gollywog* Yes indeed, my Golly could not have caused offence to any person of colour. Possibly done as an anti-Irish statement, it could not have been any paler - or more ginger.

I need it to be known that I HATED those dungarees.

Also, there is a lot of talk in the press about children being wrapped up in cotton wool and protected now. People say that 'just didn't happen when we were children' - and here's the proof: I'm less than 2 years old and I am casually playing with a box of matches. Got to love that 1970s parenting.




*Used with no intent to offend in any way - only used as a description of toys we may have been given as children (when we knew no better) in an less than enlightened age!

2 comments:

MF said...

Feckin' hilarious! Everything was indeed Orange (I probably have corroborative proof somewhere...). Genius!

Seshat said...

I'm sure there's a photo of me somewhere being dragged around the garden by an uncontrolled chainsaw.