Click on the tape to play !!
WHOO - HOO !!
If you`re taking part - or have just
dropped by - i hope you enjoy yourselves !
First i want to wish Rhonda
A wonderful 40th Birthday today !
One of my best friends - i love you !!
I hope you have a rocking good day !!
Here i have a cake for you Rhonda
And of course some flowers ...
Lets open the bubbly - and take a walk
down memory lane ...
The birthday girl has just arrived
- from her trip to Paris - of course !
Just a peak into her apartment there ..
Isn`t it gorgeous !! ?
And here`s thee man himself -
the sex on legs ... John Taylor ;o)
My chosen outfit to wow my date ... .
yellow stiletto's - which my feet
will not appreciate by the end of the
And inside my make up bag and
on my face is this ...
eyeshadow - with electric blue mascara .
yes i did actually have these colours myself !
One of the many hairstyles - the perm
And here i am from september 1982
with my version of the relaxed perm -
gone totally wrong !! More like a frizz ball
than the result i was after . I kept going back to the
hairdressers to sort it out - as i was not happy
with it .
So my date is the dishy
John Taylor -
second on the left and wearing the white suit !!
Or this one - looking even more scrummy ;o)
Hey Rhonda - maybe i could be the bikini clad lady
who`s waiting for John coming out of the ocean
with the glass on my belly having the drink
poured in ??? LOL - From the Save a prayer
video - for those who have no clue what i`m on about !!
Then there is the music ....
That is what i remember most -
seen as though i was only 13 at the time !
The iconic Madonna . With loads of bangles ,
crucifix and torn black lace ...
Who had a few hits , then seemed to fade away .
But i loved Adam - and remember getting a
calendar for christmas ` 82 - and thinking it
Then - at my school The Human league
were a big hit .
" Don`t you want me Baby " was a massive hit
Many of us - got the hair style
like Phil Oakey .... I didn`t quite manage it .
My hair wasn`t that long - but i had a long fringe -
and i was so jealous of a girl in my class
called Karen - who went and got it done !
And i fancied him like crazy !
Frankie Goes To Hollywood came along ...With one of their hits
" Relax " - and many wore the t-shirt
that said Frankie says Relax .
Then i went to see
Echo And The Bunneymen in concert
in 1986 . Which was the first gig i went to .
And we had the new romantic era
With wayout hair styles , makeup on men
frilly shirts - and synthesized music .
A Flock of seagulls ..
The band i was " into " the most -
can you guess ... ???
DURAN DURAN !!
From Birmingham - UK - formed in
1978 , they released a self titled album
in 1981 - and appeared on Top of the pops
here in the UK - singing " Planet earth "
and i was watching them sing their
first hit . And i was hooked on the band !
Left to right
Simon Le Bon - Andy taylor -John Taylor -
Roget Taylor - Nick Rhodes .
Three had the same surname - but not
related in anyway .
The band looking more groomed - and
I used to flit between Simon and
John - who i was " in love with "
But now it`s John i love ! ;o)
Sorry - we`ll have to share him Rhonda !!
A more recent photo of him -
and he hasn`t done bad for his age !!
He still gets my heart pounding -
amoungst other things !! ;o)
And did you know Rhonda -
Johns favourite song is Rio ?
And guess what ? he likes to " make out "
to this tune on replay !! ? *** sigh ****
Guess i won`t be able to listen to this tune -
in quite the same way !! ;o)
A few of my treasured Duranie items ..
An original button badge and
sparkly guitar pin ...
Cassette tape of their Rio album =
from 1982 .. Which i still play !
Now - it`s time for my favourite
TV programmes !
" The Professionals "
1983 . Bodie and Doyle - 2 CI5 agents -
saving the world from the baddies
and both good looking in their tight trousers
It was my " treat " to stop up late on a sunday
evening to watch the hour long programme .
Re-runs of it - are on satelitte TV here now -
remember every episode today !
performing arts .
But it took the UK by storm ,
and the troop visited and had some gigs .
bought - and i got Bruno`s autograph !
with those knitted leggings !
Technology - by todays standard
seems stone age !
The first mobile phone made in 1983 -
and referred to as " the brick " !!
Imagine carrying that around with you now !! ?
The ghetto blaster ...
playing the C90 tapes which held
an entire album - on both sides .
The Rubik`s cube !
Although it was invented in 1979
Everyone bought one well into the 80`s - and how
frustrating was this to complete !! ?
Ok - so how many of you - peeled the stickers off
and cheated ! ??
And lastly - the Sony walkman
I didn`t have one of these , just my small ghetto
blaster .. But thankfully now i have an ipod !
That is my favourite - which i suppose stemmed
from the walkman .
I have some special gifts - for you
And i managed to snag this on Ebay !! ;o)
A signed gold record plaque -
i know you`ll love this girl !!
And just a few last words - from the boys ...
I hope you enjoyed my walk back through the
80`s through my words and pictures .
Have a wonderful Birthday Rhonda !!
Please visit the birthday girl HERE
And i will be doing the rounds myself !
We have a link below - for you to add your name
so we can all visit you !!