#tbthursdays to when I was a teenager

to when I was a teenager. 
Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
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The denim shirt was studded. 
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then. 
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
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We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then.  We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
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The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren't filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn't look perfect. Perfect wasn't an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras,  and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day's random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV. 
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
.
The denim shirt was studded.
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then.
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
.
We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then. We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
.
The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren’t filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn’t look perfect. Perfect wasn’t an option.
.
No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras, and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day’s random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
.
No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV.
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
.
We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
.
The world was our oyster.
.
.
.
.
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@kingsroadchelsea

#tbthursdays to my late father and mother

to my late father and mother.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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Village life in the Summer! 10 mini videos here on this post

Village life in the Summer! 
10 mini videos here on this post. Swipe left after each one.

The St Helens village horticultural show Isle of Wight.

So no success with any of my veg entries this year. I entered beef tomatoes, mini purple tomatoes, and golden tomatoes,  runner beans, purple French beans and rhubarb.

My only 5 apples produced from my apple tree each had a single nibble from a passing bird out of them before I could pick them!

However I did win 2 x second prizes for my pastel artwork of the dog and my watercolour beach view from the decking of a beach house.

My two 2nd place wins earned me 80p. 
I will be going on a spending spree tomorrow. 
As they now say it's all in the taking part-not the winning.

Those who have known me for years in my cool urban London lifestyle would never have imagined me growing fruit and vegs and entering them in the local village horticultural society's Summer show.

Do stuff outside your normal fast paced hectic and often stressful life. It's fun. .
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 @dja5859 @misslucy_lou
Swipe left after each one.

The St Helens village horticultural show Isle of Wight.

So no success with any of my veg entries this year. I entered beef tomatoes, mini purple tomatoes, and golden tomatoes, runner beans, purple French beans and rhubarb.

My only 5 apples produced from my apple tree each had a single nibble from a passing bird out of them before I could pick them!

However I did win 2 x second prizes for my pastel artwork of the dog and my watercolour beach view from the decking of a beach house.

My two 2nd place wins earned me 80p.
I will be going on a spending spree tomorrow.
As they now say it’s all in the taking part-not the winning.

Those who have known me for years in my cool urban London lifestyle would never have imagined me growing fruit and vegs and entering them in the local village horticultural society’s Summer show.

Do stuff outside your normal fast paced hectic and often stressful life. It’s fun. .
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@dja5859 @misslucy_lou