Remembering Childhood // Raising The Rainbows

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

Which decade were you born in?

The 80’s  – the best decade!

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

It has to be my little sister sat in her high chair screaming her head off and then putting her dinner on her head! It was sausage and mash and she squished it all in her hair, I was about 3 and a half I think.

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

I had a blue fluffy soft toy called Chiggles, when you clapped your hands its eyes lit up and it made a laughing sound. I say laughing but it sounded more like a demented robot. At 10 I loved my Poochie, which was a pink and white dog.

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Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

Yes, I have my Original Cabbage Patch Doll that my Mum got me in 1985.

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

Take That and The BackStreet Boys – I still love to listen to them now.

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

Byker Grove, I was always in on time to watch it whenever it was on the TV.

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

Bambi, my auntie took me to see it and I remember crying at some point in the film.

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

Checked Shirt, denim skirt and white knee high socks.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher, but ended up in retail management. I have just started training to become a teaching assistant this month!

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

When I was about 8, so the winter of 1989, we spent most nights on the front throwing water on the ground. We waited for it to freeze and then dragged each other around on bin bags!


Thanks for sharing your memories Mandy – I loved Byker Grove when it was on too, I don’t think I ever missed an episode!

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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