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!?