Listen to Graham Torrington - Late Night Love.
This man became our go to relationship and love guru as he graced the airways when we were meant to be going to sleep!
Would play Championship Manager all night..
2 hours of the ultimate football management game was never enough and staying up all night on your Amiga 500 trying to get Manchester City into the Premier League (they were really crap in the 90s!) was just the norm!
Calling a girls house phone but hanging up before you got to the last digit of their number!
Possibly the most nervous thing to do as there were no such things as mobiles let alone texting! The gut wrenching that would occur when the thought of her parents answering was just too much to bear!
Watching Teletext or Ceefax for hours on a Saturday.
In the days before Gillette Soccer Saturday there was a thing called Teletext on ITV and Ceefax on BBC. At 3pm on a Saturday you would press either 141 or 303 depending on your preference and watch a screen full of text for 90 minutes!
Watched Gladiators for one reason
Saturday night TV was pretty limited with only 5 channels in most households so when Gladiators came on our screens we couldn't wait to see Jet in a skimpy number fight off her feeble contenders!
Used a manual love calculator with a girls name you fancied..
Didn't we all use this faultless calculation to work out whether young love would blossom and were genuinely gutted with a low score!
Owned a Dready or Spliffy item of clothing..
You may laugh at what youngsters of today wear but can you remember those awful baggy arse jeans that you used to adore? Say no more!
Still watched kids TV when they got in from school..
There is one thing you never grow out of and that is good children's TV. Who didn't watch Grange Hill (with a rubbish new theme tune), The Queen's Nose and The Demon Headmaster when they rocked in from a hard day?
Being addicted to playing snake..
The first mobile phone was probably around before your house had the internet so downloads were an unknown mystery! The game than blew (and screwed) the minds of many was snake! (google it!)
Having a diet of cereal, crisp sandwiches and a fry up..
Our culinary skills were not the greatest in our teens and many of us would search the larder full of lots of lovely fresh produce only to return with a bowl of shreddies or a salt and vinegar sarnie!
Ramblings from The Cotswolds Gentleman.