My teenage and early 20s were in the 90s making me feel a bit old now, but good news, 90s nostalgia is everywhere in 2019. Friends is still popular, in fact I’m watching it with my children again now (Phoebe has called two of her toys Ross and Rachel!). The Spice girls are back, Take That still have sell out concert tours and game boys are back. Ah, Tetris, I spent hours with you.
There were no mobile phones, but we did have computers and the beginning of the internet. We were quite progressive in our house, but my Dad used it for work and I was more interested in using the phone, but if I tried to use the phone whilst the internet was in use it got disconnected!
In early 1998 I started Nursing college with a pair of platform trainers that I teamed with flares so big they could serve as a flotation device. I had 9 earrings in and layered hair that I cut myself. I smoked roll ups because I had no money (probably would have had more if I didn’t smoke) and we got drunk on cheap vodka. Somehow I managed to come out as a qualified nurse in 2001.
I finally got a mobile phone in 1999, a Nokia flip phone I thought was so cool. Text messages were free then, and snake was the main selling factor on a phone. I adored the Spice girls and All Saints for their empowering girl power message.
I remember the Spice girls once they got famous were everywhere and endorsed everything from Pepsi to shampoo. Their faces were on everything. They haven’t changed, and are now at the forefront of the new Walkers crisps campaign with old favourite Gary Linekar, showcasing their best ever cheese and onion crisps. You might have seen the new ad which recently premiered, here it is on youtube:
I love going down memory lane and remembering the 90s but I’m much happier now, I’m more comfortable in my own skin despite being a lot heavier and saggy than I was then, plus I have my own home in a nice area with children I adore. I don’t take crap from anyone and If I don’t want to do something or I don’t like something, I just say it. Life’s too short.
Do you love or hate the 90s revival?