I have been tagged to do a new meme by Iain Dale. The conceit is quite simple: every few years there is a momentous event and, much like the Kennedy assassination, you will always remember where you were and how you felt.
Princess Diana\’s death—31 August 1997
From the date I would have been in California. That\’s about it really, didn\’t make much of an impact upon me.
Margaret Thatcher\’s resignation—22 November 1990
Again, from the date, I would have been in Cheltenham. Again, not all that much of an impact or memory. So, a politician loses office….
Attack on the twin towers—11 September 2001
This I do remember clearly. I was in Cascais, Portugal. Working away and my inamorata was watching TV. She called me in having seen the coverage of the first plane striking and I walked into the room just as the footage of the second striking was broadcast live. Feelings? That there was going to be a war over this.
England\’s World Cup Semi Final v Germany in—4 July 1990
I\’m reasonably certain that England have never played Germany in a World Cup. What\’s everyone talking about?
President Kennedy\’s Assassination—22 November 1963
Same as Iain.
I was in my pram gurgling and wetting myself.