The year is 1983.
I am deliriously happy because my mum and dad, grandma and granddad have all clubbed together to buy me a ZX Specrum and I believe it to be a thing of beauty.
And I also had this album: Duran Duran’s Seven and the Ragged Tiger which I listened to over and over and over and over. Hence the enforced headphones.
I look at this photo and remember the simple Christmases we had – a few well chosen gifts which we utterly adored. There were no stockings brimming with ‘stuff’ and mountains of carefully-wrapped gifts. Just a modest pile of goodies.
But I remember each and every one with fond memories and warmth in my heart.
And I wonder, have we lost some of that?
This post for for week 83 of The Gallery: Christmas of Yesteryear.
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