The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 12/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mini/maxi.” Use “mini” (the smallest of something) or “maxi” (the largest) or both in your post. Have fun!

Our first car was mini in 1969 it was an F registration 1967. It was an ex police car from Bedfordshire. An unusual colour, Burmuda Blue a beautiful colour. Mini’s in those days were tiny and basic and not very fast, not sure it could of been a traffic car, but it was probably a panda car.

Mini 850cc Mk3 Basic
Reg: WUE 148H
(H = 1st Aug 1969 – 31st July 1970)

image from

That is how our Mimi would of looked before we bought it. The blues and twos had been removed from the roof and the doors had been stayed blue to match the rest of the car. We loved it so, we travelled to Cornwall, Scotland and Devon in it. It was a real work horse and we had it when we lived in London , until we moved to Exmouth in 1973.

Hubby with car 1971 Cornwall © willowdot21
Me in same place © willowdot21
A rare colour photo in Scotland. 1972 © willowdot21

The above dress is a mini dress the hight of fashion in those days! Talking of fashion, well I just mentioned it didn’t I? I was a window dresser in those days so what with staff discount and proximity to all the latest “gear” I had a chance to follow fashion which included, mini skirts/dresses, hot pants, midi dreses/ coats and of course Maxi dresses/coats. Though in my case, being vertically challenged, the middi sufficed as a maxi for me!

I had one like this in Brown and it had frog fastening at the front. I love my maxi coat and mini dress.

I also had one of these boy it stank!

I loved my Afghan coat but it really never lost its smell. Well I think that’s all I need to say about Mini and Maxi. Let’s ask George and Ringo to play us out, Fab a song that brings back those days to me 💜

This is part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. newepicauthor
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 13:15:47

    Nice music Willow.


  2. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 14:25:05

    I never had the stinky coat, too hot here. All the other clothing was part of my life. I was unaware that the mini car came out that early.


  3. Maggie
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 14:38:48

    Seems we were on the same stream today, Willow. Lovely photos and they appear to be heaped with memories! Love your little mini car!


  4. Ritu
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 15:16:37

    Loved looking at your photos sis! 💜


  5. Jane Dougherty
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 15:16:43

    You were daring! But, as they say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!
    By the way, I had a notification from you that was just a link of just numbers. I didn’t click on the link, it didn’t look right to me, more like a hack.


  6. John Holton
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 16:15:07

    Was the Afghan coat made out of some sort of leather?


  7. M. Oniker
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 17:02:04

    Love, love, love that you included the photos, all of them. I had such a big smile on my face reading and looking. I laughed about the stinky coat.


  8. Laura
    Dec 13, 2020 @ 03:04:38

    I absolutely love your photos! Fun to look back on these memories. 🙂


  9. Dale
    Dec 13, 2020 @ 04:22:44

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos, you little hottie!!


  10. J-Dub
    Dec 13, 2020 @ 17:21:15

    Excellent. The pictures of yesterday. George and Ringo. The whole post is fab! I needed the pick me up the song gave me. 🎶🎶


  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 19, 2020 @ 01:29:52

    Fun to see your photos, Willow — and it brought back memories. I got married in a mini dress in 1967, lol. ☺ (First marriage…)
    Thanks for sharing your own memories!
    Peace and love ☮🥰☮😍☮


    • willowdot21
      Dec 19, 2020 @ 08:53:14

      Yes I met hubby the year you got married the first time! We got married in 1971, I wore a long wedding gown but there were plenty of hot pants and mini skirts at our wedding 😘 yes indeed ☮️ and love ! 💜💐


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