Strictly Taboo (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 64)

Welcome to year two of our weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).

Time to recall the booze of yesteryear. Those naughty little dwinkies that led us as teens down the path of unrighteousness.

My earliest memories of buying booze are of standing in the pub opposite the Girls’ Grammar school which I respectfully attended (I had little shame) at the age of 15, facing the barman and wondering what the hell you were supposed to ask for. I believe I may have blurted “Pernod and Black”, having heard someone else ask for one a minute earlier. A regrettable selection that didn’t really improve for some years.

The sweet lick of nostalgia for me really comes when I hear these names…

Cherry B – Oh God.

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Thunderbird (makes me feel a bit woozy just saying it).

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Taboo & Mirage (nothing that colour should ever be ingested).

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Hooch (less said the better, methinks).

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And the ultimate drink-related nostalgia – fantasising about being the girl on roller-skates in the Martini ad (who, it turns out was actually a very young Nicolette Sheridan of Desperate Housewives fame – who knew?)

Tell me about your memories. Is there some boozy nostalgia you’d like to share with us? What was your very first drink?…… Join the Linky or leave a comment. Nostalgia come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure you capture yours.

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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

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Week 19 – Becoming a Parent

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Week 25 – Old Boyfriends

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Week 39 – My home town

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16 responses to “Strictly Taboo (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 64)

  1. Diamond White cider. This the drink I first got drunk on when I was 16. Very drunk. So drunk I couldn’t move and since that night, I’ve never touched cider again. Just the smell of it turns my stomach!

  2. One of my oldest memory is of family gatherings where I was allowed to have a little sip of Pousse Rapiere, a delicious liquor from the South West of France (made from Armagnac and orange) that we would drink mixed with sprakly white. Hmmm…

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