we first moved into the very house in which I now reside
as I type this strange, but hopefully interesting post.
extra space at the back of the room were filled with linoleum,
providing a flat, smooth surface on which to play with wind-
up robots, DALEK ROLYKINS, or toy cars by CORGI,
DINKY, TRIANG, and MATCHBOX.
from '72 was cut down to fit the dimensions of the new room.
Regular readers will doubtless also be equally fed-up hearing
how, in 1987, we moved back to our former home. We got
a new fitted carpet for the living-room, and our old one
was used for the hallway and staircase.
poverty or deprivation to anyone under 30, but it was once
quite standard in British homes, regardless of a family's
income or perceived social status.
(in two houses), before changing careers and becoming a
hall and staircase carpet, a position it's fulfilled for nearly
29 years now. Yet it seems like only a few short years
ago that it was covering our living-room floor.
How time flies, eh?