What did you use to do at the weekend as a teenager?
I’ve been wracking my brains and I can’t for the life of me remember. I think I probably worked quite a lot; I had a job.
One of my first jobs was in Bunty’s Tea Shop in Coventry, where I’d wear an old-fashioned pinny and serve tea and cakes to grannies. Occasionally I’d have to make a cappuccino, which I could not do. I still have an alarmed reaction to the sound of cappuccino machines.
I also played guitar in the band I was in with my boyfriend. He was a drummer, his brother was vocalist, I played rhythm guitar and sang backing vocals, and two of our friends played lead guitar and bass guitar.
We were… okay. But more importantly, it was (mostly) really good fun.
Other than that, I’ve no idea. Avoiding my family, probs, like the sulky teenager I was. And nursing my blossoming mental health issues, natch.
I don’t think I used to stay in bed all day; but my mum tells me I did have the habit of leaving random pints of water all over the house. And I was messy AF.
Right. Your turn: set a timer for 5 minutes, and reminisce about what you did at the weekends as a teenager.
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