The extremely funny Anya from Older Single Mum has very kindly tagged me on this “My First…” meme. I really enjoyed reading Anya’s answers and they are here. After an extended period away from the blog and writing in general, it’s been a lovely way to jump back into the fray. So here we go.
My first boyfriend
Graeme Stock. We were 11 or 12. He lived up the road from us and went to my school (I hope he never Googles himself and comes across this!).
The first person I kissed
Same person. It was lovely, I liked it. We were together quite a while, considering how young we were.
My first job
I had series of Saturday jobs, including in a shop which was a smaller version of Superdrug, in a large Tesco’s and in a greengrocers which also had a deli counter (that was my responsibility). There might have been more but it was a long time ago! I had a paper round too.
My first paypacket
Unfortunately my Saturday money wasn’t mine to spend on frivolities. But working in Tesco’s bought an increase sufficient for me to buy sweet and sour chicken on the way home. I remember it still. I really enjoyed that meal and the little bit of independence it brought me.
My first CD
It was called Satin & Steel and was a compilation of soft rock songs. I bought it in York on a Saturday. I still have it somewhere, probably in storage with most of my other stuff. My first record (you know, the 7”, round black plastic things) was Jean Michel Jarre’s Equinox. School played it to us in assembly (for goodness only knows what reason) but I loved it and bought the single, which had two parts of the album on it. Singles were 99p in those days. How I am showing my age! Probably still have that somewhere too, but less sure where it might be.
My first holiday abroad
Does Dublin count? I had a lovely week there. If that doesn’t count, then Italy, in the countryside near Florence, surrounded by vineyards. I felt totally at home!
What age were you when you moved out of your parents’ home?
I’d just had my 17th birthday, I’d worked all summer to save some money and I’d just started my A levels. It wasn’t a moment too soon.
Thanks to Anya for tagging me and providing the opportunity to get the creative juices flowing again. As this meme has been around for a while now, I’d like to challenge anyone who fancies taking a short trip down memory lane to have a go. Let me know your “firsts.”