Life on Mars?


It’s 1973.  Jimmy Saville has yet to tell us to “Clunk Click Every Trip”.  We are still waiting for Rolf Harris to tell us that we must teach our children to swim (“kids and water, they love it”, remember?).  The Green Cross Code Man has not yet told us we must “First find a safe place to cross then stop….”.  Leslie Crowther has convinced our mums that Stork SB is much tastier than butter. New born babies are brought home from hospital on the back seat of Ford Cortinas in their mother’s arms or in carrycots in the foot wells of Morris Marinas.  We can drink as much as we like and then hop in the car and drive home – why not?  No need to wear a crash helmet on a motorbike (gives you a very bad case of “hat hair”) .  The “Keep Britain Tidy” campaign has not been launched yet –and presumably, if necessity is the mother of invention, we were happily dropping our litter everywhere. [Read more…]