Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A is for Atari

Welcome to the very first day of the 2015 A to Z Blog Challenge. This was a very last minute decision to take part this year, as I haven't been regularly blogging for a while.  

I look forward to sharing my Nostalgic Retro Vintage posts with you and visit as many blogs as I can during April.

Atari means "to hit the target" in Japanese and is also the name of the corporate and brand name started in the year I was born, 1972. 


I remember spending tons of my childhood hours jigglin those joysticks and fighting with my pals on who's turn it was next. 

Atari pioneered the 20c arcade games that we love and remember - PacMan and Space Invaders? These incredibly wealth guys, and probably quite dead by now, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from when I was born until the late 1980s

And now a step back in time to the year 1981 and a disco dance hit that we all wiggled out bums to.  Enjoy the totally bitchin' toon.


Friday, 27 March 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

This is a last minute decision to take part in the 2015 A to Z Blog Challenge. 

I haven't blogged in almost a year, so I thought this would be a brilliant way of getting back into the swing of things. 

I have done four previous A To Z Blog Challenges successfully, so I thought I'd give it another go just for old time's sake.

 And that, my Pretty Plonkers, is exactly what my Theme this year is going to be....Retro Nostalgia.


 Here are the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge VirĂ¡g @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says

Time in A Can

Oh I know, Plonkers, I haven't blogged for yonks, but I have still been reading blogs and lurking around. 

I've been back on the Dukan Diet and lost another 7.2kg, so I celebrated by doing a Batiste Dry Shampoo Product Review. 

I think 7 years worth of blogging will make you take a break and focus on other things for a while....

Like family, getting back into shape, running and starting to do regular 5km outdoor runs every Saturday morning... Oh I know, things have changed haven't they? 

I've also stopped smoking again (been almost 3 months) and back on the healthy eating wagon. 

I'll never be able to give up my wine though....Hey! A lass has to have at least ONE vice, right? 

It's either that or chocolate covered Toffee.



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