Monday, 23 March 2015

Predicting the inevitable

"I could see that sticking out a mile!": an exclamation subsequent to the inevitable (at least to Dad) happening.

Pic of the day: Have a feeling this family meal was at Sonning but no idea of the year. Interesting tie fashions sported by the younger brothers: red leather for John and plain white for me!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Finger jabbing

When Dad showed you something in the paper he would pass it over jabbing his finger violently at the appropriate part of the page.

Video of the day: Here I am on Top of the Pops in 1980 (and as recently repeated on BBC4) standing to the right of Kid Jensen as he introduces Madness. God knows why I was wearing a Portsmouth Poly sweatshirt. The bottom of it had gone baggy so Mum had threaded in a length of elastic, I recall. Going to the show was truly thrilling.