Sunday 17 April 2011

Alphanumerical blog hop

I'm guessing you have arrived here via Melissa's blog but even if you just stumbled across me by accident please do come in, sit down and relax a little before you head off to the next port of call.  For those of you that don't know me, my name is Debs.  I was born in 1958 which sounds SUCH a long time ago!  I grew up in a place called Old Harlow and went to Mark Hall School until I left when I was 18In 1978 a lady I worked with set me up on a blind date with her cousin.  Just to prove that blind dates can lead to lasting happiness, I married him in 1980!  I have such special memories of the 80s, not least because in 1986 {when I was 28}  our daughter was born, in 1989 I was pregnant again and our son was born the following March.  Have you guessed what my allocated number is yet?  Some more facts for you:
It's an extremely lucky number in China.   The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 8/8/08 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time) and the Petronus Twin Towers in Malaysia each have 88 floors.
Fancy seeing what the average girl in her twenties would have looked like during the 80s?  Here we go:

Well now it is time for you to move on to my dear friend Denise - it's not far to travel, about 25 mins straight down the A10.  Be ready to fall in love with her gorgeous dog, Archie - star of many a scrapbook page!  If you get lost along the way, the full journey is shown here, enjoy your trip!

blog list
I Speak Melsh:
BE Glorious:
Captured On Film:
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig:
Creating Room:
Curiouser and Curiouser:
Daily Life - Bits and Pieces:
Deb's World:
Den's Crafty Diary:
From High In The Sky:
Gallo Organico:
Ginger's Life Of Spice:
Handmade By Kirsty:
Havoc and Mayhem:
Heather's Scraps:
Helena's Creative Maven:
Holaday's Happy Hearts:
Just Jimjams:
K's Crafty Corner:
Life...As I See It:
{Life Behind The Purple Door}:
Lisa E Design Blog:
Living Life One Blessing At A Time:
Mary's Musings:
Michelle Loves...:
Obstinate Pursuit:
Over At Our Place:
Paper Turtle:
Peonies and Pennies:
Random Reflections:
Rosalind Revival:
Scrap Dreams:
Scrapworthy Lives:
Staring At The Sea:
Surefiredaisy Says:
This Kalil Life:
This Little Life Of Mine:
Xnomads' Blog:

Note: If any of the posts aren't up yet, please bear with us - the different time zones and the peculiarity of blogging platforms when it comes to autoposts may mean that one or two posts don't appear on time! If that's the case, come back to this list to pick up from the next blog, but do please pop back and try the other link later, when the post should be there for your enjoyment.


humel said...

Gr8 post, Deb! I thoroughly enjoyed it :-) Thanks for being part of my hop! xx

Anonymous said...

Clever, clever post!

helena said...

I loved the 80s too - even some of the fashion !

Mary B said...

Love your page and how you have done the frames in 8s Gr8 idea

Carol Anne said...

As a fellow member of the 1958 club, your layout is giving me flashbacks. Very clever!

Ginger said...

Love your welcome message :) The 80's have great memories for me as well, and I especially loved the fashion ;)

Miriam said...

Such a clever post, I love it! l8trs x

K said...

80's fashions are so distinct & fab, & your scrap page really shows some up beautifully.

furrypig said...

Such an inventive Lo using all those 8's! The number seems to have lots of significance for you too. xxx

Angelfish said...

I love the way you have framed the photos with 8s, very clever:)

Melissa said...

What a great layout - the circles making eights! Enjoyed reading about your life in the 8s!

Nicky Stevenson said...

Love your page - seeing the fashion of the 80's really brings it back. I can even hear the 80's music in my head now. ;) x

alexa said...

Anh! Lovely to hear about your life and so cre8ively done! :)

Tracy said...

I loved the 80s, although I was a little younger than you. I still remember THE ROYAL WEDDING and watching it at school, amazing to think that was 30 years ago in 1981.

jillconyers said...

What a fun read. Love the layout!

Rachel Brett said...

I love how you incorporated the number 8, great post Deb :)

Clair said...

Love the intro - such a clever post!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful post! Love all the 8s. I was 13 in 1980 & the 80's are my very favorite decade!

akilli melek said...

love the 80s layout

Cheri said...

Love the 8's for the photos Deb!

Sian said...

Now, you know what a fan of the eighties I am - this post had me cheering! That's a stunning layout Deb. Love it.

I'm starting to regret not including You Know Who, actually. He did ask..For the record, Fudge is probably his favourite F

Mrsjobee said...

Gotto love to 80's - mainly the dodgy fashions and the brillaint music.

scrappyjacky said...

Very clever post,Deb.

Unknown said...

This is gr8! I was born in '88 so the number 8 is special to me, too! :)

Alison said...

I got married in 1980 too and loved the 80s! Gr8 LO
Alison xx

Beverly said...

I graduated from college, got married and had my first son in the 80s, it was a GR8 decade!

Scrappi Sandi said...

GR8 Post, GR8 LO & thanks for sharing GR8 memories of the 80's, my favourite decade!! Sandi :)

Peonies and Pennies said...

Very clever and a gr8 post. ~c~

Jo.C said...

fascinating facts - thank you :0)

Jimjams said...

1958 was a VERY good year ;o)
8 is my lucky number too - TFS all the other 8s!

Michelle S said...

Love ur post Deb!

Amy said...

Deb, you are certainly no average girl - great post ... very clever indeed!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very clever indeed! I graduated in 19788888 from High School.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I was at those Olympics - fond memories. I remember that they started at that exact time. I can't believe you had a frame with 8s on it from the 80's even. You did a great job.

Lisa Echerd said...

A neat layout and love how you incorporated all the "8"'s Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Holaday said...

Cute, very cute! Love the mobile screenshot - GR8 idea!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Great post, Deb! You are a clever girl. :o) xo

Denise said...

Hi Deb - great post, I so remember those days !I love the way you have done the photos in the shape of your number '8' x