So now I’m 42.. and I want my toys! Plus, what foods should I taste test?

My birthday was on the 7th. it was pleasant but uneventful,with most of it spent going through old photos (I’ll publish SOME of them in a seperate blog post, my Dad has been scanning thousands of pics, from various family sources) I’m already very focused on the 80’s as it is (you don’t say!) Looking at photos of myself as a child, reminded me of all the more elusive toys I had as a kid. That have since proved a pig to track down.

My dears,  I refuse to be beaten in my quest. It’s my personal challenge, to replace as many of them as possible! – This year. My plan is, to buy each one under a veil of secrecy. THEN write a post about my memories of each toy. Along with, any magazine/comic and TV ads I can find, for the toy in question. A real trip down memory lane, if you will.

I’ll also be posting a more an in-depth review of the actual item I purchased,  in the Random Retro Reviews blog. This will hopefully serve, as a (basic) guide for other retro collectors. Detailing: Price, Condtion and Seller experience. With photos of the item and perhaps even video. I begin my search soon, so watch this space!

Before all that, I’m going to be testing retro/foreign snacks, sweets and drinks. What would you like me to taste test first?  Comment me!

Have a great day darlings,  and never forget where it all began!



Site updates! for April (Copied from front page)

As of next month, I will post montly summaries of all the sites updates (as posted to ‘Latest Updates’ on the home page) More of reminder for myself really

28th April 2017 I’ve done away with the store for now, as I find Amazon to be overpriced. In the next few weeks, I’ll be reinstating broadcasting on Along feeds as well. It’s my plan to consider YouTube as my social streaming platform. I’m thinking 3 hours a day/4 days a week with 2 days spent on each! (I’ve been trying to get out more!) Also, removed some posts and added some content to ‘Images’ – The removed images weren’t showing up on the site. The Archive had some broken videos, which I replaced with similar content!


Welcome To The 80’s – from the girl never who left them.

If you’re here, then there’s a good chance you’ll already know me. If not, then: My name is Louisa, I am 42 next week and frankly, rather dazed about it. I grew up happily in the 80’s, without a care in the world. Despite being born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, that required me to have a wheelchair and walking frame.

I did all the same stuff as my friends, everything from rounders to running the world. Maybe that is why I love the 80’s so much.Back then,  I had no negative awareness regarding my disability. There were only a few times (that I can remember) when being disabled made me feel bad. There was the time I wasn’t allowed to go on any brownie field trips, the time I couldn’t go in the school playground (in case I got knocked over) and of course, the times I missed school to go to hospital or physio therapy.

Apart from these minor things, I was blissfully happy. I loved nearly everything about growing up in the 80’s: Music, Clothes,Toys, Computers, Teletext and TV. Most of all though, I loved Christmas time!

So, I made this site to reminise about the past. While sharing a more grown up perspective on my memories,  and how they shaped the woman I have become. I hope you will enjoy my thoughts and reviews! Of course, I’ll also be sharing my daily life as well. Expect random thoughts and insights about life in 2017.

Thanks for dropping by,
Louisa xxx