One of my most treasured possessions is a video from my sixth Birthday party – mainly because it never fails to cheer me up. Not only can I can shut my eyes and listen to my Mam, my brother and my Nana’s voices and pretend they’re still here with us, I also have the option of keeping my eyes open and laughing my way through the dodgy hairstyles and jumpsuits that they’re all wearing.
Also, the cake never fails to make me giggle. Remember those toilet roll holders that were made up of a doll wearing a big knitted skirt that covered the toilet roll? Well it was a cake version of that and looking back, it was absolutely hideous but at the time I was over the moon with it .
My Dad had hired a Camcorder for the day and he was practicing with it when my Nana arrived to help set up for the party which means he ended up filming me opening the presents that she bought me – one of which was the Twinkle Annual which she used to buy me for my Birthday. She used to buy me a copy of the Twinkle comic every time we used to see her and I always looked forward to it.
I can’t remember what I read after that but I do know that it wasn’t until I was a good bit older that I started reading Magazines like Smash Hits and Just 17.
Not like these days, when magazines targeted to younger readers are filled with pop stars and fashion and have *free* gifts like glow in the dark nail varnishes and lip glosses!
This is the magazine Miss Frugal chose for herself when we went shopping tonight….
I wonder what would happen if I presented her with a Twinkle to read 😉