I was recently tagged in a “Meme” by the fabulous and friendly Clairelouise82 to continue this meme started by the lovely Lou @Bobbity666 over at ‘Bloggomy’. “Firsts” is just that, a trip down memory lane about some early and significant firsts in your life. I am so very comfortable with chatting about motherhood and farm life, dragging up my own teenage history is a little more out of the comfort zone, but never one to turn down a challenge, here goes!
Who was your first boyfriend?
Now what counts as ‘boyfriend’? I am guessing I have to own up to the 1 date wonder with the boy in my class who I agreed to go out with, just so I didn’t look like someone who never had a boyfriend. Oh the angst of being 14 years old.
First person you kissed?
That same boy; then he had the nerve to tell the class the details of ‘that kiss’. Needless to say there was no follow up kiss on offer!
My first job was the checkouts at our local Tesco in Aylesbury. 12 hours on a Saturday during my A level years. It was a killer and all for £15! I would never have believed then that I would have ended up going back to Tesco as a graduate trainee buyer 4 years later!
What was your first pay packet – can you remember what you bought?
I really am struggling for what I bought with my £15 from my Saturday job, probably one of the records I am about to mention! I do remember saving up my pay packets to go inter railing round Europe before going to University. We managed 4 weeks on £300 (excluding the train ticket) with a lot of nights spent on trains travelling from country to country!
First CD or Record you remember buying?
Well CDs hadn’t been invented in the 80’s when I discovered music. It was a while till I actually bought a record, I think everyone used to ‘tape’ the top 40 with Steve Wright on a Sunday afternoon on radio 1, trying to edit out Mr Wright! My first records I remember in my bedroom were Duran Duran and Culture Club. A slight aside but I also remember receiving Now volumes 1 – 4, and where are we now, about Now 80?
First holiday abroad?
Like Clairelouise82 my first holiday abroad was to Rhodes, age 15 with my parents. Actually I think that may have been boyfriend number 2 at the same time and kiss number 2 with the Greek waiter at the hotel. I obviously had a thing for Greek men from a young age since I ended up marrying one! (Farmer Nick is Nikos to his Greek family)
What age were you when you moved out from your parents home?
I was 18 and off to university. I didn’t realise it then, but I would never live at home again. I had a wonderful 3 years and then rented with fellow graduate trainees near Tesco head office in North London. My parents still live in the house I left and my children love going back to visit Grandma and Grandpa
That all seams so long ago, I really had to dig deep, well all except the first boyfriend and kiss, you never forget that for good or for bad!
I am now tagging some more lovely twitter friends to continue with this meme……
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.