The day has been overwhelmed with news, first PIP was everywhere, and then the news that Lady Margaret Thatcher has passed away broke. The biggest surprise for me was that the circumstances of her death were more Rock and Roll star gone bad than former head of state; it’s sad that she died alone in a hotel room with no family around her. The amount of ranting on social media is quite unbelievable but there have been some comedic misunderstandings, notably #nowthatchersdead misread by many in the US as now-Cher-is-dead, it’s hard not to chuckle.
As with any major event, this has triggered a trip down memory lane for me and it’s been the main talking point of the day everywhere. I’ve been thinking about the 80′s, when we could smoke everywhere, John Peel did his evening show on Radio One, girls and boys wore eyeliner and we all recorded the charts on to cassettes and made mix tapes from 7″ singles…or was that just me?
So if yesterday was taking stock, today is not just about ’80s nostalgia, it’s about looking forward, but not too far. It’s still the school holidays and I’ve a child-free week ahead of me so instead of running round in a mad frenzy trying to get everything done, I’ve stepped off the gas and taken a step back. While I hate planning, but it’s pretty important to get a view on things and who wants to be the vacuous Will Freeman with his 30 minute units of time to fill? See clip below if you don’t know what I mean, we’ve all been there at one point or another (ermmm, haven’t we?). It’s always good to have a plan.