Thursday, 29 March 2012

Appearing here from Sunday: an A to Z of Nostalgia

Don't miss out on the memories!

This Sunday will be April 1st, better known amongst pranksters as April Fools’ Day, but I’m not going to be playing any April Fool tricks, except maybe on myself! On Sunday I will be taking part in the A to Z blog challenge. I’ll be posting up a blog every day of April [with Saturdays off for a well deserved rest] and each one will refer to a different letter of the alphabet. Last year I blogged an A to Z of Leicester and you can read the whole thing here.

This year’s topic is going to be nostalgia with memories from the 1950s and 1960s. This means that half of you will be able to join me in a ‘do you remember when...’ fest and the other half will have a history lesson, although it will be an enjoyable history lesson because each of my posts will consist of the following: 

There’ll be a smell to get you in the mood because smells are well known for reminding you of the past.

I’ll be telling you about some of my memories because when you get to my age there are so many clogging up the brain that you need to pass them on to make room for more. [I know it doesn’t really work like that but it is good to share memories.]

There’ll be a list of TV and radio programmes, remembering that in the 1950s people listened to the radio as most of us didn’t have television. I know! No TV! It hardly bears thinking about!

I’ll also include a list of names, mostly people from the music and entertainment world. When I was young I was obsessed with lists of singers, pop stars, groups and I’ve never really grown out of it.

Finally there’ll be a piece of music from one of the singers in the names list and that’s it... 

oh no... 

It’s not quite it because then you’ll say, 

          “Oh gosh! I'd forgotten that!” and you’ll post a comment below to tell me what you’d forgotten or, better still, to tell me some additional memories that I’d forgotten.

So see you every day next week... and the week after... and the week after... and... oh dear, what have I signed myself up for again!?


  1. Can you believe it's been a whole year wince we met. I will delve into some nostalgia too, my these is Swedish Rhapsody and since I haven't lived there since 1962, it will cover my childhood and teenage years in the 1940s and 50s. Thanks for letting me know we get the break on Saturdays, that makes sense.

  2. I meant to say since and theme! My dashboard and the text in my comment box have shrunk, just as the Challenge begins, so I can hardly read what I write here. It is very annoying and it happened once before and got fixed by some unknown means.

  3. Your theme sounds fascinating, Rosalind. I'm joining the 'history lesson' group, although I grew up listening to music and watching films from those years, so I may remember some of the things you'll be talking about too.

  4. Hi Ros.. this sounds fun - I'm sure I was fixated with lists .. but being unmusical - I expect I'll recognise them .. but no more - great I shall enjoy these .. love the mix idea too -

    Cheers Hilary

  5. I'm looking forward to reading your memories - if I have time between doing my own A-Z blogs and spring cleaning! ~Miriam

  6. What a great idea! Looking forward to it :)

  7. Looking forward to a daily trip down memory lane with you Rosalind.

  8. What a great theme for your challenge. I'm excited!

  9. Sounds good! I was born in the sixties, so it will be a history lesson for me.

  10. It'll be interesting to see how many things we have in common growing up in the 50s and 60s on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

  11. Rosalind you sound very well organised I'm looking forward to hearing what happend in the fifties as I'm far too young to remember. As you know I'm blogging on sixties and seventies but It'll be interesting to see what we do similar as we've chosen the same a--z picure of the wee girl. It's Sundays we have off not Saturdays! lol!

  12. I LOVE your theme - looking forward to it!

  13. Great theme! I look forward to stopping by to read your posts.


  14. Oh, this is going to be so much fun :-)


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