Goth Detectives in London, July 2008
7/7 - Remember going into the classroom at lunchtime and all of the teachers had the radio on and was looking at the BBC website, I didnt believe my teacher at first. What a shock I got.
9/11 - Got home from school, friend called me and simply said "Put channel 1 on", I replied I'm watching *cant remember*, I will in a minute, he replied "You need to put channel 1 on". I did and I can still remember the shock and upset I felt as if it was yesterday.
Tsunami, Alan Shearers testimonial, first time I scored for my football team, first flying lesson at Newcastle airport.
OOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAA!!!!!! !!!!!
can you smell-l-l-l what barrack is cookin'?
princess diana's death because I got in the car with my mum after school and she said something along the lines of 'I've got something terrible to tell you' and me and my brother were both really worried, then she said that princess diana had died and we were both just like 'ok, whatever, lets go home'
that's the only news event I'll always remember I expect.
there are quite a few personal events, none of any real interest to anyone else
People will remember it for the wrong reasons
Celtic stopping 10 in a row.
9/11 - was the second day of 6th form, I remember I overheard girls talking about it in the loos and wondering what they were on about.
Diana - was when I was visiting my mum's new house after my parents divorced, I think I was more upset about going home lol.
7/7 - was eating bangers and mash in wetherspoons while I was on jury duty.
Others, hmm, my first boyfriend admitting he fancied another girl, failing my driving test really badly, the birth of my daughter.
9/11 - I first heard about it on the bus on the way home from school - it was on the radio about an aircraft hitting some building in America. At the time (I was 12ish) it didn't hit me how big it was and I remember being perplexed at how shocked my mum was when I got home.
7/7 was much clearer - I was in a physics lesson and our teacher let us put the radio on. I was really worried about my uncle who lived in London.
I remember personal events much more clearly though - things happened to my family when I was younger than 10 and I remember it like it was yesterday.
Typically i only remember major acts of violence and distress towards myself. I also remember all the major events but i'll forget the details of those over time. Things that happened to me, particularly those that were unexpected stay a lot longer and with far more clarity.
Diana's death - I was listening to my radio, and rushed in to tell my parents when I heard... they told me that it must be Princess Anne, and to go back to sleep XD
9/11 - Getting home from school to find it on bbc news 24, when everyone still thought the first one was an accident, then seeing the second plane crash...
The first time my boyfriend told me he loved me.
Being so nervous about my first trip away from home without my parents (aged 9, going on a school residential) that I threw up on the coach.
Seeing the first ever 'Blind Date' wedding, which happened to be going on at a hotel we were staying at.
Sitting on the sofa with my dad, brother and sister and the whole room exploding when Michael Owen scored that goal in the World Cup 1998
September 11th obviously, 11 years old. I remember being at my friend's house and hearing my mum and my friends mum talking in hushed tones and they came in and turned on the TV and the rest, well it's history really.
7/7 - Was in Tenerife watching the British news channel whilst eating breakfast, it was really something to see it all unfold in real time.
Personally, I'd say my first kiss, first real 'broken heart' and an ill fated holiday roamance.
Omagh Bomb, 9/11, Princess Diana's Death, Queen Mother's Death, 7/7.
setting off travelling.... stood at the airport on my own with a huggeee rucksack which was like bigger than me.... good times
my dad teaching me guitar
holding my niece for the first time