“Those were the days.”

“Those days will never come back again.”

“In my day, you could leave your front door open and come home to find that your neighbour had cleaned your entire house.”

Oh that’s nothing. My neighbour would have a three course meal waiting for me when I got back.”

“Of course people were so much more helpful back then. Not like now…”

You get the idea! As children, we’ve all heard our mothers, grandmothers and dare I say it, anyone over the age of thirty five, drone on and on about how good life was back in the days before fire was discovered. Naturally we were too young to understand what all the fuss was about. We thought ‘our day’ was pretty damn cool. We wore trendy clothes; danced to amazing tunes; watched a never ending stream of great television shows and most of all we thanked heaven that we weren’t born before the days of electricity.

Fast forward a good few years and I may be on the right side of 35 (just about!) but now I can’t stop rambling on and on about how life back in the day was so much better, easier, and all around magical. I think television today is not worth the license fee; I have no idea who is ‘number one’ in record sales because I no longer listen to mainstream chart music; I cannot believe that people are famous just because they appeared in some dodgy reality television series; I believe that childhood is a thing of the past and children know way too much; I think that society is regressing rather than progressing… I think I’m in danger of becoming Victor Meldrew…

That’s why I love memories of my childhood. It may not have been perfect but it’s a time that I know and love. It is my love for all the things from ‘my era’ which has led me to develop this blog. I take great pride in being a 70s baby, an 80s child and a 90s brat! It’s hardly a surprise that I get swept away by nostalgia as I’ve always been a sentimental old fool, but seriously, who wouldn’t get excited when they come across a reminder of a time when everything was so much simpler…



18 responses to “About

  1. vinnieh

    January 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I just love your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jennypugh

    January 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Hello! I have nominated you for a Liebster award!

    Liked by 1 person

    • darkangelrocks

      January 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Omg Jenny! Thank you!!! I always feel so honoured whenever i receive an award. To me, its my Oscar! Thanks 🙌🙌🙌

      Liked by 1 person

      • jennypugh

        January 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm

        Aw, it’s very well deserved! I love your blogs, you make me smile 🙂 xx

        Liked by 2 people

      • darkangelrocks

        January 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

        That’s a lovely thing to hear. Thank you Jenny. And you know full well I look forward to your posts! Xxx

        Liked by 1 person

  3. jennypugh

    July 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hi! I love your blog so much that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award:

    If you don’t want to accept, I won’t be offended 🙂


    • darkangelrocks

      July 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Aww Jenny, thank you! Of course I’ll accept. I’m chuffed. And congrats on your own nomination. Very well deserved as you blog’s fab! Thanks again xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. darkangelrocks

    October 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for your lovely comment Dean B. It is sad that kids today won’t experience the kind of childhood that we had but I’m sure you’ll do everything you can to make sure that your daughter’s is as fun and carefree as possible. Your blog is very entertaining. I especially liked London calling, and I’ve made up my mind to see Sylvia Plath’s house. Best wishes, Angel x


  5. Dean B

    October 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with you … I love my childhood too and it’s sad that my daughter won’t have the kind I had… But then again, I think she’s experiencing a good childhood too, especially since we live in a small village and she’ll be going to a small village school. Anyway, thanks so much for following Little Steps. Can’t wait to explore your blog too. All the best, Dean.


  6. jennypugh

    September 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Hi, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because I really enjoy visiting your blog 🙂


    • darkangelrocks

      September 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      OMG! My first nomination. Thank you so much. I was speechless for a while. I was telling Hubby this is the equivalent of a Grammy for me! Thanks again. You have an awesome blog too so I’m thrilled you’re back xx


      • jennypugh

        September 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        You’re very welcome! I love your blog and it’s great to be able to direct people to it 😀

        Aw, thank you, I’m blushing now! I didn’t think anyone would even notice I’d been offline! xx


      • darkangelrocks

        September 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        Of course we noticed! Your blog is very entertaining and I have had great pleasure in directing people to it via Facebook. Right now, time for me to respond to the nomination rules! Thanks a bunch again xx


      • jennypugh

        September 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Wow, I feel so honoured, thank you so much for telling people about my blog! No problem, it was well deserved 🙂 xx


      • darkangelrocks

        September 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        Ditto xx



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