Saturday, 17 September 2016

Jo's BIG Birthday Blog Hop ~ 1977

Wahoo, Jo's 50!
Happy Birthday to the Blog Hop Queen!

I have the year 1977...
Jo was eleven. In the Summer the whole country celebrated the Queen's 25th Jubilee. Except for Jo's siblings who had chickenpox! Jo got three times the goodies at the local street party. Which was moved indoors because of the rain. In the autumn Jo left the Primary School where she's been for the previous six years and started Middle School. This was a relatively new invention in this area, in the past Jo would have stayed at Primary School for another year and then sat her 11plus to determine if she went to Grammar School or the Secondary Modern. Middle School was a big change, Jo had to catch a bus on her own and travel three miles to school. The official school bus serviced the toughest housing estate and was an education in itself!

What else was going on in 1977?
Abba's Knowing Me, Knowing You #1 in GB
Gallon of petrol is .79p
World Trade Center in NY is completed
1st commercial flight Concord London to NY
Legos were becoming more popular
Popular films - Star Wars, Rocky, Saturday Night Fever, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
And saving the best for last... Doctor Who 1977

What was I doing in 1977?
I was ten, that awkward age - the what the heck was I wearing stage? This was taken on the QEII's 10th anniversary, traveling from South Hampton to New York.

Wahoo, eleven candles for being eleven in '77.

Wishing you a most wonderful 50th birthday, I hope you get to celebrate ALL weekend!
Much love and stitches,


KimM said...

Loved your post. "Who" doesn't love Dr. who?!

Carolyn said...

Hello Astrid,
I was 10 in 1977 also! I remember most of those things going on at that time. I love the picture of you. I remember those shoes and those pom pom socks in different colors. Thanks for sharing. I love the piece with the 11 candles

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Birthday Blog Hop and oh my goodness - that photo! I have kept mine hidden away from that era for a very good reason LOL. The trip sounds like a great experience though.
Of course, I love your MS cat, her designs are so cute. I love the header too, great work!

Vickie said...

Oh what a great post! I enjoyed learning more about you and Jo! :)

Julie said...

Lovely write up on Jo's special day.
Congrats to the G men on their graduation

Bea said...

Enjoyed your post very much - thanks for the history reminders. Love the cat with the cake.

Ariadne said...

Great blogpost! I am the same age as Jo so really enjoyed this! Thanks for adding that year's highlights too!And thanks for visiting my blog!AriadnefromGreece!

Tiffstitch said...

Great post and love the stitching and your outfit!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh wow! I love that photo! So cool :o)
Great post!
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

A great birthday post for the Blog Hop Queen!

Melinda Forbes said...

What a great year for Movies!! Thanks for the reminder - I love the outfit!

Katie said...

I'm hopping along on the blog hop. What a fun post. Thanks for sharing. Love your stitched piece.

Elfie said...

I am slowly hopping through the birthday blog posts. I enjoyed reading your post. This is such a nice thing to be involved in.

Kaisievic said...

Great post, Astrid, I am so enjoying reading about both Jo and everyone else's younger selves. Love that photo of you.