I had to look up when I first heard this song, and it was in 1993. I had only been married for a few years, and my little girl was two years old. Along with my husband, I’ve always been a Meatloaf fan.
What was I doing in 1993? I was working for Royal Mail as a postwoman. It was the one job, where the pay reflected the work. Both my husband and I worked, so my mother-in-law looked after her. She is now thirty, with a toddler of her own. How quickly the time passes when you’re not taking any notice.
It was a time when you brought your music on CD’s and hiring movies from places like Blockbusters was commonplace. Computers were around, but not in the way they are today.
I remember dial up wi-fi. If you lost your telephone connection, you lost the internet connection. There were mobiles, and computers, but not in the way they are used today. I think my first mobile was the size of a boulder, and cost fifty pence a minute to call – I didn’t use it much.
I’ve now got the song, playing like a repeat tape, inside my head. I think I’ve still got a Meatloaf CD somewhere in my collection.