12 Things That Remind Me Of Childhood

things i learned in 24 years

What reminds you of your childhood? 

1. A bubbling dish of shepherd's pie, placed in the centre of the dinner table, that would be met with chants of joy. 

2. Performing the hits of the Spice Girls in playground, official dance routines followed implicitly. 
3. Gingham dresses.
4. Finding my daredevil cousin funnier than anyone in the world, especially when he was getting told off.
5. Convening in the village square during carnival season or whenever there was an event that warranted a street party.
6. Hours lost to the sand pit.

7. Mother's Diedre from Corrie glasses and horrendous perm.
8. Matching daisy print shoes from Clarks.
9. Picking apples from the orchard with Grandad.
10. Reciting the Italian 1-10 with him over breakfast every morning.
11. Disinfectant mouths in music class. 
12. Falling asleep to the same old stories but loving them all the same.



  1. I'm almost 18, am I not allowed to wear Grandma's jumpers anymore? x

  2. Awww such a sweet post and such cute photos! <3
    Love your list too, especially number 16 - my daily film when I was little was... FLASH GORDON!! :D x x

  3. this was really sweet. i think preforming musicals/plays with model horses to my entire family (complete with soundtrack from lion king) was a pretty big and annoying part of my childhood for my parents!

    http://kaydotoh.blogspot.com/ x

  4. Sweet stuff :) I had some pretty good times with my grandparents too, i miss those times. I need to make a date to go and see them again soon.
    I had so much love for sticker earrings, pretending that I even had a nose piercing if I remember correctly and thinking I was proper cool ;)

  5. Oh my god I remember the daisy print pumps from clarks ! I remember adoring them sooo much ! I love how life was so simple everyone would get exited over gel pens , especially smelly ones! I absolutely adore this post bee ! xxx

  6. So many things on your list remind me of my own childhood - I watched Mary Poppins OVER and OVER! And who could forget sticker earrings? I had Beauty and the Beast ones, I thought I was so cool.

  7. AWHHWH I had daisy print shoes from Clarks! I actually used to just love going to Clarks for fittings (Loser!). We too used to have that play stuff that your plane is made from! I think I was rather uninventive though and simply made a house! How square! xxx

  8. Amazingly cute post.. I used to make up dance routines to the spice girls in playground.. we got to perform in assembly once coz it was so good haha!



  9. This is so sweet:) The one about gel pens got me laugh so bad, me and my mates at elementary school were exactly the same:) competing who´s got more of them or better ones, fun times:)

  10. I love this list. me and my friend were in the pub the other day talking about how every girl our age must still know the whole dance routine for stop by the spice girls- I know i do!

  11. STICKER EARRINGS!!!! Ah they made my life complete, and I was so obsessed with the spice girls it was un-real, although the first album I ever bought was Wonderwall by Oasis, cause well I was so cool!!

  12. OH MY GOODNESS! this list is amazing sooo many things, gell pens swaps! 'I'm telling miss' daisy print shoes from clarks and so many more. I love it! Half of this stuff I'd forgotten. When I get bored and end up on youtube I often end up searching for old shows like fun house and sooty!

    L x

  13. number 2 and 12 definitely take me back. also 13, but we were even worse, i remember someone telling me that their dad was a police man and he would arrest me if i was naughty! turns out he was actually a lollipop man. -x-

  14. Just been catching up with this and your birthday post, made me smile so much. This one especially :) I LOVE getting nostalgic about childhood, and getting all the old pictures out. I do remember watching the same films over and over again too. The Big Friendly Giant, Basil the Great Mouse Detective, and The Rescuers! :) Those three stick out in my mind the most. Oh when life was simple eh xxx

  15. in love with this post, bee! my sister, also nineteen, was overlooking too and was shouting in agreement with every single point you made. nostalgia everywhere!


  16. This is pure genius in a list. I ♥♥♥ it!

  17. This is such a sweet post. I used to pretend I was a spice girl and make up dances for the songs too! x

  18. So sweet!
    I love this list :)

  19. Wow I love the 90s nostalgia! Sticker earrings, gel pens and the spice girls were what life was all about :)
    Love this post

  20. Ah, this was lovely to read :) I get nostalgic quite often too because I hate the realities of adulthood :/
    Totes with you there on the gel pen/drug dealing stuff, and I apparently used to demand The Little Mermaid everyday and used to sing: ah, ah, ahhhh! ah, ah, ahhhh! in front of the TV, haha.

    Rosie x

  21. I remember performing Spice Girls songs practically everywhere!

  22. Ahhh spice girls! I used to 'try, to be baby spice lol. Great post btw :)

  23. Loved this post :)

    Thank you for reminding me of the joy of sticker earrings - amazing!

    And I always remember one particular Summer, we had foreign students staying with us, & my sister & I were SO pleased that we finally had enough of us to actually BE The Spice Girls. Oh yes, we made those poor students dress up & learn our routines. Brilliant.


  24. Number 5 happened last week didn't it? ;)

    I adored this post & you were the cutest kid! I went through a period of watching Grease 2 or Lion King 2 on a daily basis after school, clearly I had a thing for terrible sequels. Getting older is terrifying.


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