Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Past 1960's style

Hi Darlins

I was thinking today after sending what I thought was an amusing tweet, well it amused me anyway :)

Christmas, love it or loathe it there is no way of ignoring it, we are bombarded from as early as September when the sun is shining and we are still thinking about late summer holidays, the seasons are now going freaky, 14 degrees in the UK in December.....crazy.

Christmas 1960 style

I know it's boring to some people to reminisce especially if you are of the younger generation and get sick of hearing how good everything was when us oldies were kids.  I'm not sure if it was better back then but it was most certainly different,  not a chance would you get a personalised hessian Santa sack adorned with red velvet ribbon If it was hessian it was more likely an old spud sack, in our house it was a pillowcase, and inside that pillowcase was the obligatory satsuma, which wasn't something we had all year round, gawd no, if you were lucky you had a fruit bowl full on a Saturday with some cox's and speckled bananas and maybe a couple of oranges. None of this exotic shenanigans we have today.......pineapple and kiwi indeed:)
Christmas 1960 style

In your pillowcase you also had so real nuts, yup in real shells......with no way of opening the flippin things other than trying with your teeth. I do not ever recall succeeding, a selection pack in a string net stocking shape that was nigh on impossible to open, and a small selection of what can only be described as old toot, coz they saved the best for downstairs.

Christmas 1960 style


And downstairs was were the real Christmas delights were displayed, orange and lemon jelly slices, Turkish delight with (powder) on, and dates!!!!! Why oh why was there always a cardboard box with sticky dates and a plastic fork?   and if you were REALLY posh a box of Mon Cheri chocolate liqueurs, my Mum managed to get herself a bit squiffy on a box of them during an evening with Dr 
Kildaire.





Was it better, or are our memories just fonder thinking of simpler times?

Love N Hugz

Lyn x
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  1. haha love this post! Brought back memories of orange & lemon jelly slices. x

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    1. I am so sad Sandra I managed to buy some the other day and was really excited :) x

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  2. Only just discovered your blog and was having a scroll through some older posts and the turkish delight caught my eye ;) You were lucky having a pillow case, I got a sock! But loved the feeling of it on the bottom of my bed.
    We always used to have Harveys Bristol Cream Liqueur chocolates - and always a box of Eat Me dates! Thanks for the nostalgic look back - even if I am a month late!

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    1. Oh Sheila that's brilliant, I totally forgot about the Harveys Bristol Cream Chocs, funny how these things come back to you, and yet I can't remember why I walked into a room lol.

      Lyn x

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