In my day: We quiz Doreen Muskett on the time of her life
Q. What was your decade?
A. I regard myself as a 50s girl. This decade is memorable for me as I left school and after a secretarial course I commenced my career in what became my one and only job throughout my life.
Q. What was life like?
A. It went at a much slower pace back then than it does now. People had more time for one another and social occasions were very special.
Q. What were you listening to?
A. I listen to classical and church choral music, a particular favourite of mine is Handel's Messiah. I remember attending a performance by the Philharmonic Choral Society in the Ulster Hall.
Q. And the style?
A. I must admit I'm a not 'dedicated follower of fashion'.
Q. What has changed?
A. Technology has advanced at such an alarming rate and I feel there is less time for face to face contact. I fear the personal touch is a thing of the past.
Q. Was it better back then?
A. Traffic was not so dense back in that era so driving was much more pleasurable. I feel leisure time is spent very differently now.
- Doreen Muskett is the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council which organises the annual Open+Direct Insurance Best Kept Awards