It is hard to believe how much life has changed in the last few decades it is hard for the majority of teenagers and younger to realise life with out the internet .
although my dad who is in mid 70s can remember getting the first tv with massive aerial which is dad had to twiddle about while watching an fa cup match not at all like today were their is gadgets were u can watch tv and numerous channels and most of the time my mum watches Welsh tv and various dramas and my dad is glued to his detectives and sport .
It was deffo more of a family affair with all watching the same programme but not sure how we would cope today with this and who would have hold of the remote
I think it was in the early 50s that the adverts began on tv creating the consumer society we know today making everyone think they needed at least a semi with a drive for the car and the magic 2.5 kids were .5 of a person comes from i will never know as time progressed houses became bigger the more money you had and of course more space that u have to fill with what was advertised on tv which goes along with the mentality BUY BUY BUY OR BUY MORE BUY OFTEN AND BUY BETTER BUT IF u follow these rules u will never succeed and be happy as something better always comes along and u just have to keep with the Joneses.
My dad grew up with out a bathroom and remembers all having a bath in atub my mum says remembers being the first with a bathroom in the village llan in wales it was such a big thing apparantly to have a bath but these days their is 2 sinks Y and the bathrooms in some places are like massive ballrooms and just wow factor or with a kitcken / bathrooom / mixer taps and the surfaces of houses always changed i vaguely remember going to places were there was no wall to wall carpets but today it is laminate and then realise cold back to fluffy carpets but then splodges of wine so change it again mainly cos the advertising people say to
I must admit to having a fetish for reading writing stuff so tend to fill space with books etc but appliances rooms just want or need the basics i moved into a flat once very quickly and furnished it with other people s castoffs so to speak well put it this way i am relatively slim but someone gave me a bed and it callopsed oh well never had the bottle to tell the person either ( bit late now as gone to the bed in the sky ).
I wonder what will the future will bring and what would our ancestors think if brought back to our gadget filled lives today .
Sadly i think a few things do not change their are still some people who not in their wildest dreams have a bathroom or the basic indoor plumbing that the so called western world take for granted or even water to drink let alone cook with .
I suppose we can vote for change with our so-called dosh and as a certain supermarket says every little helps so make it chic to go green although must admit i am not good at doing this as if on a limited income cost of going green does not come cheep but more and more adverts are thinking this and about the carbon footprint I suppose you just have to do yr best and buy sensibly as someone or other said “what good a house if not got a decent planet to put it on ” i have no need to really play the consumerism game well ok I do a bit as you any have guessed My SURNAME IS JONES !!!!!!!