it’s a quickie (*_*)

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you see i can do a post like this because i was there, i lived the 80’s i was so 80’s i not only sported a few of these hairstyles but i was punk, then post punk, then new romantic, yes i painted my face the same as steve strange, i rocked the snake across the forehead, and i completely rocked the rainbow across my cheek and yes i damn well sobbed my wee heart out when my nose piercing came out when i was asleep and i had to get my mate to re-pierce my nose in the morning,  yes i painted my face the same as adam ant and i knew the moves to prince charming, i owned that tiny mini kilt and i totally rocked my hand made hand tie-dyed clothes

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i was lucky and i will always be grateful to being born in the 60’s when music became alive and enthused with so many new styles and influences i am grateful to growing up in the 70’s before health and safety was invented and we could play in creeks and jump off trees into rivers and the toys although meant you were often maimed for life were fun, i love the fact my friend and i would –  although we both came from families with no money it didn’t stop us having fun –  we would borrow a pair of roller skates those wonderful old metal adjustable ones which tied up over your normal shoes and we would put one on each, that’s right i put one on my foot and she put one on her foot and then we linked arms and rollerskated together with one rollerskate each up and down the road,

and that road was a playground in itself-

which had so few cars on it we could play games actually on the road itself for hours before a car came along, and the schools could take you on trips without having to fill in a 3 mile long form and pay crazy amounts of insurance we just popped out of school and went down the road whenever we wanted, and i was also the luckiest to then become a teenager during the 80’s when individual flair and talent was applauded and resourcefulness was the main aim of clothes, the bin bag dress proved that ^_^ yes we actually went out for a night on the town wearing a dress we had cellotaped together from black plastic bin liner bags, and i was born with an overactive imagination which thanks to the eighties saw many outlets from my painting to me making clothes, i loved it and i was complimented and  encouraged, yes we had big hairstyles yes americans could never quite do punk, but it was a politically aware time when the world itself took a lurch forward and a lot of what we have today was inspired through the eighties,

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we saw a surge forward in comedy and comedy became something that had ethics, a totally new and unsettling concept for a lot of the older generation in england that at the time had been brought up on mother in law jokes and racist humour, we now had a new phrase it had to be politically correct, now i still find it hard to believe families would sit down and watch love thy neighbour which would now be banned right out of the damn country, but comedy took us on a journey it helped raise awareness of subjects i would never have come across otherwise, because luckily a lot of comedy was made by intelligent people who were socially conscious, and yes in this i do applaud rik mayall and yes i was hugely sad last week to have lost not only a hero of comedy but someone who did it all so well you actually felt like you knew him, like he was someone who lived down the street and would come in for a cuppa, rip rik mayall gone but never forgotten, i did shed tears because some people are too excellent to die and rik was one of those.

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so here you go some fab hairstyles from a fab time and i will always consider myself one of the lucky ones who was there to live through it allenhanced-5647-1402605951-2

and no unfortunately there are no surviving pictures of me at that time i think i have one of when i was about sixteen but i could not for the life of me tell you where it isenhanced-16236-1402599734-1

seriously though how did she get that proud wave on her hair? if she doesn’t watch out a surfer will be in there!enhanced-19497-1402605990-1

enhanced-22475-1402600001-7 enhanced-22857-1402598620-6 enhanced-25991-1402598797-1 enhanced-26006-1402598897-17 enhanced-32618-1402601280-1and who told her this was a good idea? its like she just couldn’t decide what style to go for so did them all at once, but how resourceful to use your blusher as eye shadow blusher and lipstick you only need one thing in your makeup drawer then she cracked it the one colour look for makeup ^_^

i will do a proper post soon just been a bit poorly

take care and love to all

xx

 

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10 responses

  1. I’d forgotten about all the b.i.g. hair. Was it really that bad or is my memory slipping?
    😀

    1. it was worse my lovely ^_^ i sported a very fetching mohican i loved it but i took me around two hours to get the whole thing to stand up it was that big ^_^ and back then there was no fancy hair products like now i used egg white and a ton hairspray i shudder to think of it now ^_^ hope life has been treating you well my lovely as always have been poorly but slowly getting to a point where i can at least pop on something more than twitter ^_^ love and hugs to you my lovely xx

      1. Nice to see you and read your ‘quickie.” Mine would be at most three words long. Ha ha. Take care. You sound perky as ever.

  2. Laughed all the way through. 80’s were some thing alright.

    1. hiya and yup i do in fact feel a little sorry for the younger generation today they have no one to rebel against and nothing to rebel with, every outlandish hairstyle and clothes was surely covered in the 70’s and 80’s, poor things doesn’t matter what they wear now we have seen worse ^_^ thank you for dropping by hope you have a great day ^_^

  3. I never had the big hair (never had enough of it) and I’m thanking my lucky stars right this minute after taking that stroll down memory lane (those POOR things)…eek. Hope you feeling somewhat better my friend…xoxo

    1. hiya my gorgeous friend love hearing from you as always but i am still stuck in bed ho hum i have some more new meds though i now take a small mountain of them but fingers crossed these latest ones will help with the attacks, and as for the trip down memory well my darling if only all there was to it was the big hair ^_^ it would make your toes curl to hear of all the shenanigans i go up to ^_^ i am pretending to be respectable though so i shall smile pretty and just waffle on about big hair ^_^ i sense a book in there somewhere i will have to change the names though to protect the innocent ^_^ i am also trying a new and somewhat controversial therapy to help with nerve regeneration and other complicated things called binaural beats i may even get round to doing a blog post on it but i shall give it a week to see if anything actually helps first but it basically just means i have to sit with my headphones on listening to repeating tones sounds odd i know but you know me i will try anything to get back some kind of life its going o be summer soon and i want to be able to take the kids out go camping that sort of thing and i damn sure i am not going to let pain hold me back so fingers crossed all my new meds plus listening things are going to work i remain positive ^_^ plus i need a tent but i can easy find one of them ! have a fab day and a wonderful weekend my gorgeous rhinda love and hugs to you always xx

      1. I’ll add my prayers that your new meds make a difference too! And the repeating tones thing…any chance you can put the headphones on while you sleep? IF you can sleep with the repetition that is. And as for the 80s…well my sweet friend…you’ve shared a bit of ‘before’ with me and none of us have made it this far in life without being pretty darn thankful we survived one decade or another! I’m just glad you moved on to having great kids because I think they bring out the very best in you…you were born to do many things…and you are, no matter the pain…but out of all you do, Mum is number one…and I think you’re amazing! Let me know how the meds are doing…I can always pray harder. Love to you…xoxo

  4. I remember Big hair 🙂 Those were the days. 🙂

    1. hi, i do remember those days being a lot of fun i do think i was lucky to have been young then and able to take part in the mad fashions and the anti fashion statements to me todays young generations suffer a more regimented fashion or they suffer being labelled, emo or metal or street etc it also must be a little disheartening knowing that no matter which wild colour you choose for your hair your mum has already done it ^_^ ahh well glad to hear from you hope you are having a lovely day take care and be well x

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