Remembering Childhood // Wafflemama

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week’s Remembering Childhood comes from Laura at Wafflemama.

Which decade were you born in?

I’m an 80s baby!

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

My earliest memory I think is when I was 3 going to look at a new house and then at nursery school, telling my nursery teacher we had just moved house and my Mum laughing saying actually it was a few months ago.

What was your favourite toy at 5 years old? At 10?

At 5 years old probably my Popples toy, it was purple and I loved it! At 10 it was probably the fashion wheel that I borrowed off a girl up the road. I should probably have given it back by now!

Laura from Wafflemama as a child

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Three pictures of childhood

I was looking through some old photos on my laptop and came across these pictures from my childhood that I must have scanned at some point. I share so many photos of Toby and Gabe here that I thought you might be interested to see what I looked like as a baby.

This first photo is me and my brother. He is exactly two years older than me (our birthdays are the next day to each other) and I reckon in this photo I must have been about five months and he was nearly two and a half. I love my brother’s 70’s bowl cut and mushroom jumper!

me and my brother aged 5 months and two and half

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Remembering Childhood // Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week’s Remembering Childhood comes from Claire at Life, Love and Dirty Dishes.

Which decade were you born in?

The seventies.  Although it was 1979 so I can’t say I really remember anything about the seventies.  I’m more of an eighties child.

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

Being in an orange paddling pool in the garden.  According to my mum I was two, as our dog Barney punctured the paddling pool.  I have no recollection of our dog Barney.  I believe he went to live on a farm!

What was your favourite toy at 5 years old? At 10?

At 5 it would have been my doll Amy.  She came everywhere with me.  It was one of those dolls with hard limbs and head but a soft body.  I used to think she looked just like a real baby.  At 10 it was probably my Walkman!  I was probably listening to Jason Donovan and Tiffany on it, or some dodgy recordings from the chart show.

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

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Remembering Childhood // It’s just me Hayley D

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week’s Remembering Childhood comes from Hayley at It’s just me Hayley D.

Which decade were you born in?

The best decade obviously, the 1980s.

It's just me Hayley D

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

My earliest memory is when I was at nursery school, I must have been about 3 or 4 years old. I remember playing in the sandpits and wearing a red jumper. Oh how I loved how the sand squished through my fingers.

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Remembering Childhood // Twinderelmo

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week’s Remembering Childhood comes from Beth at Twinderelmo.

Which decade were you born in?

The 1980s

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I was about three and quite morbidly it was when our pet dog passed away. I don’t remember him dying or anything – just that the vet reversed onto our drive. This was MAJOR as no one ever ever ever reversed into our drive! Bizarre.

A young Beth from Twinderelmo

What was your favourite toy at 5 years old? At 10?

At 5 I had my cuddly Sylvester from the Loony Tunes who I took absolutely everywhere. At 10 I probably was obsessed with a Tamogotchi! I remember my Dad got me one when he was working in Ireland and my whole class was jealous.

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Remembering Childhood // Little Hearts, Big Love

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s Louise from Little Hearts, Big Love.

Which decade were you born in?

I was born towards the end of the 1970s

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

My earliest memory is standing by the orange toilet that was in our flat above the pub where my dad was the landlord. I don’t remember anything other than the fact the toilet was orange. I must have been two as we moved just before I turned three.

Little Hearts Big Love

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Remembering Childhood // Babi a Fi

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s Jess from Babi a Fi.

Which decade were you born in?

1980s. (The best decade, of course!)

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

Watching a spider crawl across the wall and willing it not to come anywhere near me. I would have been about 2 or 3, proving that my spider phobia goes back a long way.

What was your favourite toy at 5 years old? At 10?

At age 5 I loved my garden swing. Seriously, I could play on that swing for hours singing songs to myself and daydreaming about all the places in the world I could be swinging away in.

Baba a Fi - Jess on the swing

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Remembering Childhood // Pondering Parenthood

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s Jules from Pondering Parenthood.

Which decade were you born in?

1980s

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I think my earliest memory is my aunt and uncle’s wedding. I was five, and wore a peach dress with puffy sleeves and loose ribbons, borrowed from a friend. My only memory of the day is my gran being helped down some steps to a car; I think I was worried she would fall. I vaguely remember a conga line from the reception too! 

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