Remembering Childhood // Mummy to Dex

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

Which decade were you born in?

The 1980s

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

My earliest memory is of my Grandad taking me to a café on the industrial estate in Denbigh and my Grandma doing the ironing in my house. My mum had been taken to hospital and I was around two years old. I can remember my Grandad had a plaster on his hand and my Dad came home from work in the afternoon. It was probably the first time I had been away from my parents for an extended period of time which is why I can remember it so vividly.

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

My favourite toy at five years old was probably my big yellow teapot which opened up as a house. At ten years old it would have been my bike. I lived in a rural community and was always off on my bike.

Nicola from Mummy to Dex as a child

Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

The attic at my Dad’s house is full of my old toys but we have none here where we currently live. I haven’t got the space!

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

I loved 5ive. I had all their singles and albums on CD. You could put their CDs into the computer and watch the music video and there were all these interactive options.

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Are You Afraid of the Dark and Rugrats. I adored Nickelodeon and it would be on all the time.

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

I really can’t remember. I remember going to the old cinema in Denbigh with friends to watch Free Willy and Caspar. This was before the owner was found guilty of being a serial killer!! My Mum and I used to go to the cinema a lot, honestly no idea what the first film was.

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

I used to wear pink glasses. I thought it would look better if my glasses were a bit funkier than normal plain ones. Wrong!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a nurse like my Mum, but she always drummed it into me that I was not to be a nurse! I remember writing a project in infant school about what I wanted to be when I was older. I had long black hair, was a nurse and drove a red sports car. The truth couldn’t be any more different!

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

I’d go back to being five years old, not a care in the world and no idea of the evils and nasties in the big bad world.


Thanks for sharing your memories Nicola – I always wanted one of those big yellow teapots when I was little!

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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