Going through an old scrapbook Mum had made of our drawings, I found this piece of early fashion journalism, from about 1982:
"mummy and daddy went to the Summer Ball. They were wearing nice clothes. mummy had a blue and silver dress. And daddy had a Jacket. And it was blue. And yellow. Heather came to look after us. daddy had some trousers. They were blue."
I distinctly remember going into Trowbridge with Mum to buy that dress - she ended up choosing the blue over a chocolate brown one. And here she is in it on the night, with Dad in his RAF sergeant's dress uniform.