Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

and in the 70s


FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY
Some of you I am sure will remember the 70s. Heath was prime minister,the first mobile phone call was made,Jesus Christ Superstar debuted in the West End and one of my favourite groups won the Eurovision Song contest.
Abba 1974
Look at those bell bottoms and the boots.....I used to wear them too, I loved my boots, white patent with a silver strip up the side and a huge platform heel .... sigh ....:-)

We had mini-skirts, frizzy hair......and hot pants!!!

and 
I got married


what induced me to take the plunge!

Well I was totally smitten because Sr P said he had......


A CASTLE

and

A BOAT 

and


ORANGE GROVES

and

Plenty plenty sunshine


now how could a girl say no to that.....

oh! nearly forgot and also a generous dose of 

and it just gets better and better.

Have a great day...... I plan to!


Amanda :-)



Bit dull but shades are down over the window.....sun heats up the room very quickly!

 Bless him! He didn't forget :-)




42 comments:

  1. Oh, what a lovely story :) Happy anniversary Amanda & Sr P!!
    But I do find it hard to believe that cell phones existed then,they must have been the size of a bus! And I do remember the 70s, well my memories are more orange and brown and not being allowed to wear pink because my mum didn't think it matched my hair!! Sx

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  2. Many thanks Sally!
    The very first mobile phone call was made I suspect it must have been the end of the 70s and yes bet it was like a big walkie talkie.

    Amanda :-)

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  3. Ηappy aniversary Amanda! Very sweet post!
    I loooooooooooove the Abba group! A few months before I saw the Abbamania, here in Athens!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Angeliki

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  4. Many thanks Angeliki
    I still love Abba and listen to them frequently in my car...I have a good old sing song as I drive along

    M

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  5. Happy anniversary! I remember the 70s too, although I wasn't an Abba fan. I do remember singing Waterloo in music lessons at school though! I have to admit to breathing a sigh of relief music wise when the Sex Pistols emerged!
    Have a lovely day!
    x

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  6. Ha! Ha! Missy that's good.

    Thanks for your comments

    A x

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  7. Happy Anniversary, I hope you have a fantastic day.
    Meredith

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  8. How sweet...congrats and have a wonderful day!!!

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  9. Thank you Shari....today's a work day but we will celebrate towards the end of the month when we both have free time.

    A xx

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  10. Hellooo, Amanda,
    Aww what a wonderful cheery post!
    I am wishing you both a wonderful Anniversary!
    I was growing up during the 70's, but I did love Abba, especially Super Trooper,reminds me of school days....
    Thank you for your kind words over on mine.
    Have a wonderful day both!!
    Maria x

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  11. Hi Maria
    Many thanks for your comments and your good wishes..

    Amanda x

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  12. Happy Anniversary Amanda, hope you and hubby have a fantastic day!

    I remember the 70's (was 5yrs old in 1970)and I did love Abba.. and Donny Osmond, David Cassidy.. The Bay City Rollers... Oooo and I had a big orange space hooper and clackers.. lethal things, had loads of lumps on the back of my hands from them!..lol

    Anyway enough of that.. enjoy your day!

    Julie xx

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  13. Happy Anniversary, to both of you. I shall raise a glass of wine to you both, this evening.

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    1. Hello Elaine,

      Why thank you that's really nice of you :-)

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  14. ...and you forgot to mention Amanda.....he has a gorgeous smile too...

    Congratulations and wishing you a very happy anniversary.

    Ah the 70's....I loved/love Abba, when my boys are away I sometimes put on an Abba CD and play it rather loudly whilst I'm sewing .Might even get up and dance too........gets the heart rate up, good exercise !!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it's always lovely to hear from you.

    CLaire :}

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    1. Hello Claire

      Thanks for your comments.....he still has a great smile I'm pleased to say.

      Abba and Tina Turner are great to dance to and great while doing housework.

      Amanda :-)

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  15. Happy anniversary, have a lovely day together!
    Victoria xx

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  16. Have a great Anniversary! I remember the 70's. My grandad looked like Ted Heath and when he came on the TV I used to think how came grandad's on TV and I used to get particularly confused when Ted Heath was on the TV and I was in the same room as my grandad! I remember Abba well! KP loves Mama Mia and even watched the film over the weekend!
    June

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    1. It was a brilliant film and Meryl Streep was fab. Even my husband watched it and he isn't really in to musicals.

      Thanks June

      Amanda x

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  17. Congratulations to you both, Happy Anniversary xx

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  18. Ahhhhh what a lovely story, have a wonderful day with your wonderful man :o) xxx

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  19. congratulations! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Happy Anniversary to a lovely romantic couple! :0)

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  21. Congratulations, hope you've both had a lovely day. Ali x

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    1. Thanks Ali...its been real good

      Amanda x

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  22. Happy Anniversary Amanda, tried to post earlier but laptop is on the blink it took forever to load up your page, I hope you have had a great day, I remember the 70's well loved Abba favourite song.. dancing queen, I remember dancing away to it in the disco, I really thought I was a dancing queen ha ha happy days. :)

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  23. Hello Amanda, so nice to meet you, thank you for popping in to introduce yourself. Happy Anniversary to you both, what a lovely romantic couple you are. I am now following you, its a lovely way to meet people isn't it. I am looking forward to the jar swap, have a very unattractive plastic jar to send (safety reasons) although I hope the contents will please........you can give hints :)
    I was married the year before you, was quite young really however we had been going 'steady' since I was almost 16, so knew what I wanted. Loved Abba and loved the movie with Meryl Streep. Wore bell bottoms and cork wedge shoes and hotpants and pop socks, had 'frizzy' hair as I used to have my hair permed and I have thick hair. Then went all 'hippy' for a while........oh what fun days they were. Loving your sun, we are in the Winter season and today is only 10 deg, brrrrr!
    Will have to email each other with addresses soon.
    Take Care
    xo Sandi

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  24. Hello Amanda, Thanks for visiting me. I have gone thru' your whole blog... well, almost and I just love your style of writing. I was a schoolgirl in the 70s and ABBA was my favourite group. Let me see if I can hunt out some old CD and take a trip down Nostalgia Lane. The info you gave about fans was too good...I had no idea just holding a fan was so complicated and also romantic! You are so lucky to come from a family of crocheters, for years I was the only person crocheting in my family and social circle till I discovered Blogland.
    Thank you for refreshing some old memories. Will definitely be following you.
    And yes I hope Your True Love Story never ends....Best wishes to you both.
    Love

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    1. Hello Sangeetha

      thank you so much for your kind comments. I don't think the music of Abba will ever die.

      I am popping over to your blog now to comment

      Amanda :-)

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  25. Hi Amanda,

    I was only born in November 1979, so I've missed the 70s completely - nevertheless, ABBA was my favorite band when I was a teenager in the 90s - yes, I was a little bit different :)
    Thanks for your visit at my blog and your sweet comment! Nice to meet you :)

    And happy Anniversary!!!! (I always admire people who make it this long in these strange times!)

    hugs,
    Barbara

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  26. Thanks Barbara...have replied on your blog

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  27. Congratulations Amanda!

    Great photo of you and your sweetheart. What a sweet history you must have.

    Have a great weekend,

    Poppy

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  28. Hello Poppy

    The photo was awhile ago he's a bit older now!!! LOL

    I'm pretty pleased that we've got this far.

    Amanda :-)

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  29. Slightly belated, but Happy Anniversary!

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  30. Awww thanks

    How was your trip to the pipe making province?

    Amanda :-)

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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