a very vintage 1960s christmas ...
I love this picture of me with my dad, brother, granny and mum, spoon in mouth with great anticipation for either trifle or Christmas cake, no change there then. This picture was taken at G and Bant's house (don't ask) in December 1968, looking back they were doting grandparents and as they only lived about a mile or so away, my brother and I would spend many a Saturday morning with them. Talking of trifles, my grannys were legendary, they were always set on a slant, we tried telling her many times that her fridge shelf must be unlevel, would she listen?
No Nintendo Wii's here, it is really difficult to focus in on what presents we had, but I am sure we loved them whatever. My grandparents always had a real Christmas tree, I bet those needles got stuck in my woolly tights! Oh, I've just noticed the colour of my brother's hat has changed, I suppose he didn't want to wear one the same as his little sis?
Brother and sister arguments, not around Granny's Christmas table, my brother and I were taught how to share and we were very good at it. Look at us in the picture sharing a Tom Smith's cracker or two?
Thanks everyone, some great comments, and funny ones on this post! I have so many happy memories from my childhood growing up in the 60s/70s, there are too many to mention, seems like you all have happy ones from yours too. I hope everyone will find some time to dig out some memories from their past caught on film, I for one would be really interested in seeing them. Remember Ker Plunk, Tressy and Sindy, Fuzzy Felts, Yoyos and boiled sweets? Many of you make trifles (even wonky ones) over the Christmas period, you're in good company, so do I!