Remembering Childhood // Captain Bobcat

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

Which decade were you born in?

The ’70s. I’m nearing 40, which is the new 30.  Am I right?

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I’m not sure if it’s a real memory or I’ve been told this story so many times by my parents (and also have photos about it) that I think this is my earliest memory: my 4th birthday party, summer afternoon, wearing a pink and white checkered summer dress, barefoot, eating the chocolate cake (still my favourite) my mum made for my birthday and I have my friends from kindergarten over at our house. This was my first real birthday party.

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

Around that age, my dad bought me a Barbie doll. I remember really-really wanting one. I grew up in Hungary and that was still in the last few years of communism. Western toys were available already, but rare. I picked a brunette Barbie, because I was/am a brunette. She was dressed in a long, orange coloured lace dress. That doll was my favourite for years to come.
At 10, I loved Lego, we played with it for hours and hours with my brother.
Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

Yes, my parents kept some for their grandchildren. I can’t even touch them anymore.

Who was your favourite pop group/artist as a teenager?

My first favourite pop group was Roxette (a Swedish band). And the first album I ever bought was from them too.

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

As a child? We really didn’t have too much going on on the two state channels when I was a child. Later on, as a teenager I loved watching MTV and Beverly Hills 90210 and Prince of Bel Air.

What was the first film you remember seeing at the cinema?

E.T. was the first one I watched with my dad at the age of 4.

Do you have any dodgy haircut/ outfit memories that you’d rather forget?

Long fringe (what was the point??) and 90’s grunge look (you know, oversized lumberjack shirts with dark red lipstick).

What did you want to be when you grew up?

David Attenborough! Later a journalist.

If you could go back to being a child again what age would you choose and why?

Probably before hitting the young teenager age, maybe 8-10 years old. Probably, because I have most of my best childhood memories from that age.

Thanks for sharing your memories Eva – that must have been so exciting when you got your Barbie doll!

If you enjoyed this post then please do come back next week when another blogger will be remembering their childhood. You can also read all the other posts in the series here.

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