As soon as I heard the opening lyrics of Dragon's Are You Old Enough? I got goosebumps.
I remember reading Puberty Blues when I was thirteen years old, and being completely shocked and slightly awed at what teenagers relatively the same age as me got up to. Remember, I was a bit of a good girl so the thought of climbing into a panel van would have never crossed my mind (square!!).
Last night, as I sat on the couch with a cup of tea and the first scene of the TV show that I'd been hanging out to see started, a smile spread across my face and that warm fizzy happiness feeling. My twitter stream was on fire with phrases such as 'ham steaks and pineapple' and 'pash me off!!' leaping out at me. Why were we all so excited? It felt like a one way ticket straight to reminisce-ville. The lack of mobile phones, the awkward conversations of 'you're dropped' and talking to friends on the phone for hours even though you'd just spent the whole day together at school. Even Deon who had originally rolled his eyes thinking I was tuning into 'chick flick stuff' became glued to the screen and swallowed up in the story of Deb, Sue and their dysfunctional families.
I thank the Lord for this brilliant Aussie show. It's an antidote to the complete pile of reality crap *cough Lara Bingle, The Shire, Everybody Dance Now* that has been dished up in the last couple of months, and I can't wait until next Wednesday night to transport back to the seventies.
Plus, I have a feeling that 'moll' might be making a comeback into our vocabulary. Or is it 'mole'? Whatever it is, it certainly made multiple appearances in my Twitter feed! Now, who wants to grab a Chiko Roll and come sunbake down the beach with me to watch the surf Gods?