E is for Eyes and the 5th page of KCUK's alphabet swap is ready. Thanks to my friend Olive for the idea to put false eyelashes on the eye.. .they are real bling with diamante along them, from one of the £ shops, not from my make up bag, I must add!
This shopping history really amused me so I thought I'd share it here........
I've just found a notebook from 1970 in which I had written shopping lists. I remember being so worried about managing the housekeeping on one wage, after I had left work to have my first daughter, so I jotted down everyday spends on food. All this, before supermarkets, when I shopped daily at local shops.
It is scary to see the prices of the items I bought, and most of you won't even remember pre decimal coinage, so if I clarify that the 1 shilling and 6 pence for the first two items, is equal to 7 1/2 pence of today's coins. That kipper priced at 1 shilling would now be now 5p!!! I wish my groceries were this price today. I thought it would bring back some memories for some of you and be a bit of social history for others.
Even then, I can remember from what I bought, that I was pickling and jam making, crocheting, growing bulbs, the food was for Ebony, my then black cat, and I was buying baby things ready for the new arrival. A baby bath for 7/6 (or 37. 5 pence!) Aaahhh, that baby will be 40 this year and still gorgeous too!!!