Memories and Nightmares: Sophie in Florida
Sophie in Florida
My first memory is when friends of my parents gave me and Katherine nighties which said 'I Don't Want To Go To Bed' in punky 'cool' graffitti writing on the front. Mine was pale pink. This being the 80s, they were 100% polyester and the memory I have is discovering that if you rubbed the fabric against itself under the duvet, it made sparks which you could see in the dark. Another memory of this nightie I have is walking around the neighbourhood in Florida where we were on holiday on Christmas Eve in the dark, with my parents, looking at all the Christmas trees and the lights. This was a huge treat - both being outside in the dark and wearing your night-clothes!