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THE THROWBACK TAG

These posts are one of my favourites to read so I thought it was time to do another! Here are my answers to the Throwback Tag questions!
1) What year were you born?
1999
2) What did you look like when you were younger? (share a picture!)
Here are a few of me when I was little, I have to admit, I was a fan of the camera!


3) What TV shows did you watch when you were young?
When I was really young I loved Bob The Builder and Bear in the Big Blue House & then when I was a bit older I was obsessed with Disney Channel - my favourite was probably Wizards of Waverly Place!
4) What toys did you play with and what was the name of your favourite toy?
I liked playing with Polly Pocket a lot, and Tamagotchi's oh my, they were great! When I was a little older I loved playing on my Nintendo DS mostly! One of my favourite toys was a bear called Picnic! 
5) What songs did you love when you were young?
I was obsessed with the song 'The Tide is High' when I was pretty young, I can remember s…

THE THROWBACK TAG

These posts are one of my favourites to read so I thought it was time to do another! Here are my answers to the Throwback Tag questions!

1) What year were you born?

1999

2) What did you look like when you were younger? (share a picture!)

Here are a few of me when I was little, I have to admit, I was a fan of the camera!


3) What TV shows did you watch when you were young?

When I was really young I loved Bob The Builder and Bear in the Big Blue House & then when I was a bit older I was obsessed with Disney Channel - my favourite was probably Wizards of Waverly Place!

4) What toys did you play with and what was the name of your favourite toy?

I liked playing with Polly Pocket a lot, and Tamagotchi's oh my, they were great! When I was a little older I loved playing on my Nintendo DS mostly! One of my favourite toys was a bear called Picnic! 

5) What songs did you love when you were young?

I was obsessed with the song 'The Tide is High' when I was pretty young, I can remember singing it on holiday in New Quay, Cornwall! When at Primary School most of us loved songs like 5,6,7,8 by Steps or Reach by S Club 7, as well as all the other classic 'party' songs!

6) Did you collect anything when you were growing up?

A few things but the thing I kept up longest was crystals, I thought they were so pretty and fascinating so I'd always collect another if I went somewhere new! There is also a tiny shop that sells them where I live so plenty came from there, I think my favourite is the big Amethyst as that was my first and it started my love of them!


7) Where did you go on your first holiday?

My first holiday was to Norfolk when I was about 18 months, I don't remember it but we do have some videos so I can look back on it!

8) What did you want to be when you grew up?

There's nothing that I really really wanted to be, however, most of the time I would have said a teacher as I love playing schools. I do remember that I wanted to be a glassblower at one point actually, I saw someone doing it on holiday and thought it was really cool!

9) When did you get your first phone and what was it?

I got my first phone for my 10th birthday in Year 5, it was a Sony Ericcson T303. I thought it was super cool because it was a metallic pink & was a slider phone! I actually still have it just for sentimentality!

10) Have you kept anything special from your childhood?

I'm a real hoarder of sentimental things so I've got bits stored away, some of it is so random - including some unused stickers from Disney World that I got on holiday in Florida 12 years ago! I also like to keep postcards of places I've been on holiday to, it's a lovely reminder of the memories!


11) What were you scared of as a child?

I was never scared of the usual things like the dark, heights, monsters etc. I was more worried about 'real' things - I say real loosely because a lot of it was ridiculous! Basically I would go to bed and start thinking about things like World War III if I heard a plane, or often I'd go to my Mum and say that I'd been thinking about death...(cheerful I know!) What makes me laugh most is that I was also worried that I might catch smallpox or bird flu, in fact I used to hate going anywhere near birds, just in case! I was a very happy child, despite what idea that may give you, I guess I just took overthinking to the extreme!!

12) What did you like to play with your friends at school?

We definitely enjoyed playing Mums & Dads, schools, Bulldog, or Cops and Robbers. In the summer we always spent a lot of time doing handstands & cartwheels, as well as doing various clapping games!

13) What are some foods that make you think of your childhood?

Calippo Shots, Dairylea Dunkers, Panda Pops, Jelly & Ice Cream, Pink Wafers, Mingles, Cheesestrings, Humzinger bars, Millionaire Shortbread and a questionable meal that I'd ask for my birthday was pancakes with peaches and chocolate ice cream!

14) What books did you enjoy reading as a child?

I loved the Rainbow Fairy series, I collected so many of them! I also really enjoyed a lot of Enid Blyton's books, my favourite series of hers was Malory Towers or The Faraway Tree books! I couldn't forget about Jacqueline Wilson as well, I've read and loved so many of her books, I think my favourite would have to be Candyfloss but that's a hard choice!


15) What were your favourite films when you were a child?

When I was really young I adored The Wizard of Oz and watched it almost every day for quite a while, then I got into all the Disney movies - Sleeping Beauty was my favourite because I loved pink at the time! When I was 7 High School Musical came out and after that those films were definitely an obsession for most of Primary School! 

16) Did you have any imaginary friends?

Yes, sort of! At pre-school, I went around telling people that my Gran had died and was buried at Windsor after the Queen Mother died in 2002 because I got confused. My Mum had to explain that I saw the news and thought that it meant that she was related to everyone. However I quickly got bored of having a Gran that had died, so I then just had an imaginary Gran for a bit!

Wow, I'm feeling so nostalgic after that! It was so interesting to look back on things and remember bits about my childhood, I'd love to see everyone answering these questions, let me know if you do!

Comments

  1. awww i love this post.
    The pictures of you as a kid are so much fun. You seemed so happy and carefree!
    And your crystals are absolutely gorgeous. I am still a big collector of them now. I love workin and meditating with crystals too.
    bless you havin an imaginary gran :) I think maybe that was your way to cope with the loss?
    This tag is great, thank you for sharing with us <3
    www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

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    1. Thank you!! Haha, yeah I was a pretty happy kid! I’d love to get back into collecting crystals, when I was young I never knew about using them for things but maybe I’ll look into that! Thanks for reading!<3

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  2. Those pictures are so cute!
    I completely forgot about S Club 7.. I loved their music when I was growing up.
    Great tag!

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    1. Thank you!! They had some great songs didn’t they, very catchy too! x

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  3. Such a lovely blog post! Remembering childhood feels so good, right? <3 I (still) love Disney <3
    https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah it really does! Oh same here, can’t beat a bit of Disney!<3

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  4. This is such a lovely idea for a post! I really enjoyed reading all your answers, some of yours are the same things I'd put and I can't believe you picked Candyfloss as your favourite Jacqueline Wilson book as it'd be mine too! I loved reading everything by her though!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. Ah thank you!! A lot of them are great so that’s a funny coincidence it’s both our favourite! Thanks for reading xx

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  5. your post has just reminded me of the song the tide is high, I used to listen to that loads as a kid! really enjoyed reading this x

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    1. I remembered so many old songs when thinking about this, there are so many!! And thank you, that’s so nice!x

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  6. Ah so many throwbacks! Steps, Polly Pocket, Jacqueline Wilson...Crazy how long ago I read them yet I remember some of the stories so vividly!

    Enjoyed this trip down memoryane :)

    Elisha x
    http://gonebl0gging.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Was so good to look back on it all, my younger sister has started reading my old Jacqueline Wilson books & all the stories have come straight back to me! Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it! x

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  7. Most of the time whilst reading this I felt like I was reading about myself! Great post xx

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahaha, it’s funny how people always have similar answers isn’t it! Thank you xx

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  8. Ay, a fellow 99 baby. Ilove this post Lorna, it’s so different! Love reminiscing about childhood memories and seeing if others share any similar memories to my own. Jacqueline Wilson was one ofmy fav authors too back in the day, I’m so excited for the new Tracey beaker book. Can’t believe she has a child now, where has the time gone?!?!

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I love seeing what similarities I share with people and then what’s different! I know right, I was shocked when I saw she has a child haha!! Thanks for reading x

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  9. Great post! This seems like such a fun tag, might have to do it myself sometime x

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    1. Thank you!! Yeah you definitely should give it a go!x

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  10. This is such an adorable blog post! Childhood memories are always so sweet to look back on x

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    1. It was such a fun one to do and think about! Thanks for reading x

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  11. I love tags and this one seems extra special. The photo of you on the beach is so fabulous.
    I may have to give this tag a go!

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

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    1. Yeah it’s one of my favourite tags, definitely give it a go! Haha thank you!! x

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  12. This is such a cute idea for a post! I love your crystal collectuon! I developed a love for rocks and minerals in high school geology class though I never got to start collecting them!

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad I’ve still got them! Ooh yeah I enjoyed learning about rocks actually! Thanks for reading x

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  13. This was so fun to read and made me pretty nostalgic too haha! I've also always thought crystals were so pretty and I have a small collection when I was a bit younger too

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    1. Thank you!! Crystals are so cool aren’t they, I love that you can get so many different ones!x

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  14. Wow, I didn't know I'm 5 years older than you! Those are adorable pictures of you from years ago! Oh man, I remember liking crystals as well. It is cool that you got into that hobby. Wow, slide phones were such a big hit back then. Glad you still kept some goods from your childhood. Meanwhile, I didn't keep anything. Thanks for sharing these throwback facts!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Haha yeah, I loved the camera back then! I’m pretty glad I kept lots of things from my childhood as it’s lovely to look back on, thank you for reading!xx

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  15. I love throwbacks! This is so cute!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/4-ways-to-revamp-your-new-years-resolutions-for-the-summer/

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  16. Was a pleasure to get to know more about you! Patricia collects crystals as well and they mean the world to her :)
    With love,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    www.freeoversea.com

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    1. Ah thank you that’s so nice! They’re lovely to have aren’t they, thanks for reading!x

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  17. OMG love throwbacks! I remember cabbage patch dolls! Always wanted one as a kid, but never did get one.
    xo
    S
    The Grey Canvas

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    1. Me too!! They were so popular back in the day weren’t they, I’m sure most kids have something they always wanted but never got haha!x

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