80sactual

Another British viewpoint on the 80s, 80sactual is a very personal trawl through all and sundry regarding the decade.  It reads a little like a stream of consciousness (much like this sentence), as if the author has decided to write about his latest memory of the events, music, tv, fashion, magazines & comics, plus some of the events of the decade and my favourite, some of the new technologies like CDs (whoooooooooooO!) and mobile phones (whoooooooooooO!!) as they occur to him.

I do like the Twin Peaks post in which the author describes that although the actual series shown on television was a nineties phenomenon, the original pilot was made in 1989.  Of course, by my reckoning the 80s is more than just the three thousand six hundred and odd days between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 anyway, so I'd have it in anyway.  But don't just take my word for it, go and have a look for yourself at the site as a whole.

Child of the 1980s

Don't just take my word for how great the 80s were to grow up.  A fantastic site that I have found is Child of the 1980s.  Now I notice that the webmaster over there, a guy who goes by the name of Big Boo, is a little younger than I - he was seven as the decade dawned whilst I was much much older at ten.  Don't let that put you off (LOL); my brother is two and a bit years younger than me and he's ok... well he is now.

Anyway, I have to say that I am highly enamoured with some of Big Boo's posts - he seems to cover an awful lot of topics: from music (including one of my favourite bands, Madness) through to sweets via tv and film and of course fashion and famous faces.  His is a British view on things too - just like mine.  So, like I said if I do get a little too much for you, get on over there and checkout his post about Spitting Image, required viewing on a Sunday night and great to talk about on Monday mornings in school.