This evening I was tidying up some more stuff after my house move and found the canvas backpack I used to use in the scouts. As I pulled it out of the box I remembered there was a pack of paracetamol in the front packet, and sure enough there was. I also remember where I bought them, from a lloyds Pharmacy in Blackburn when I developed a massive headache part way through a sponsored walk from Blackpool to Bury (42 miles, it took around 15 hours). I can't remember the year, but the best before date on the pack is Sept 1997.
I can remember that little thing, but I often forget to pick up my phone on the way out to work...
Does it really matter whether you walked to Penzance in '96 or '97.
No, of course it doesn't.
Much better that you can remember the smell of the hedgerows or the feeling of bonhomie created as you walked, as a group, along country lanes, than it is to have a photographic recall of who was there and when it happened
I find music as an amazing memory stimulator, its nearly like a flash back when some songs are played for me. I can literally remember certain situations at old discos or clubs down to what I was wearing or what I was talkign about. May sound strange but can be very emotional. Its not as long as some of the things mentioned on this thread but its nearly 15 years ago. Im still a young buck of 28 lol.
It's not the happiest song, but The Smith's There Is A Light That Never Goes Out always triggers a happy memory, because the first time I heard it coincided with a particularly happy experience with a very nice girl...