The way the kitchen and living room was made over to match each 'decade' was brilliant, and the 1970s one really pushed the nostalgia button for me. Oddly, the 1980s one didn't – and I was shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, that their crockery wasn't Eternal Beau. As a guttersnipe in the 1980s, that china and the way you could get absolutely everything to match, struck me as the height of sophistication. I'd gaze at it in the Grattan or Argos catalogue and marvel at how fancy it was. Before the 1990s episode I wondered if they'd have any Jeff Banks Ports of Call china, and lo, their dinner plates were just that. I still have some Ports of Call pyrex; my late nannie bought it for me and it reminds me of her every time I use it, so even though I'm not fond of the pattern, I'd never get rid of it. Did any of the homewares ring bells for you?
|The 1970s. My nannie Mac had a full set of those 'face' pots.|
|My favourite kitchen|
|Least favourite. Maybe it's the red...|
|Microwaved chicken covered in Marmite. Just say no.|
|'Ports of Call' plates - I knew they'd have those!|