Growing Up


Did you spend more time hanging out at friend’s houses or away from the eyes and ears of parents? I had a group of friends in secondary school, but only really hung about with my bestie after school.

If you stayed home, how did you spend your time?

I listened to music most of the time. When I was twelve I met my dad’s brothers and sister for the first time. They gave me a set of vinyl records with a selection of different genres, Abba, Punk, David Bowie. My favourite was ”These Boots Were Made for Walking.”

Did you have a favorite eatery? My favourite restaurant was The Golden Egg. They served pancakes on silver platters, with syrup and whipped cream. They were the best. We used to go the club, watch shows and play prise bingo. After we ate at that restaurant, and it is one of my favourite memories.

Did you go to the mall with friends? We don’t really call it the mall, but I went to shopping centres with my bestie.

Did choose to socialize at bowling alleys, arcades, or roller rinks? I went to bowling alleys, but never really went to arcades. I used to walk to Windsor with another friend, and we shared a pack of ten between us, and then mints on the way home.

Did you go miniature golfing or do another outside activity? I use to hang around in a park in Windsor.

Did you hang around after school killing time? What did you do? No, I went straight home.

Did your parents typically know where you were? Yes, they always wanted me home before six, but when I started work they allowed me more freedom.

Did you prefer to “hang” with friends or family members? Both. My friends are like family members, especially my bestie. She is like a sister to me.

Was it “cool” to be seen hanging out at any particular place? It was cool, but looking back It was only chatting with boys.

Was there a place you wanted to hang out, but weren’t allowed to? Not really, but there were times when my parents didn’t know the whole truth.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

5 thoughts on “Growing Up

  1. Thanks for joining in Diana. Your last statement says it all. My mom rarely knew the whole truth about anything I did. Luckily, I was a pretty good kid and didn’t get into much trouble.

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