Remembering Childhood // Belle du Brighton

Last week I was remembering my childhood in the first post in my new series. So now it’s kicking off properly with the first guest blogger. First up it’s Lauren from Belle du Brighton.


Which decade were you born in?

I was born in the 80s! (1984 to be exact!)

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I was about 3 and I distinctly remember telling my mum I could DEFINITELY feel a frozen pea under my mattress so was actually a princess.

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

At five it was probably toy trucks and cars, I loved them! At ten I was into more girly things like Sylvanian Families and dolls pushchairs.

Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

I have one hand puppet (a mouse!) And my mum has a Sylvanian Family caravan in storage somewhere!

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

I didn’t get into music until quite late on in my teens, and never really had a favourite, but I knew all the words the No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom album, then after that I got into Muse, Placebo and the like.

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

Oooh… so many. I was a CBBC kid rather than Citv. I remember a lot of Blue Peter,  the Wild House, and Grange Hill and Byker Grove too!

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

The Little Mermaid. I went with my friend and her mum and they still had cartoons before the main feature!

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

So many dodgy outfits. I remember wearing pastel checked jeans from Tammy Girl with a red checked shirt. Urgh, what was I thinking!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A vet! Needless to say I’m not a vet.

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

Ooh probably 11 or 12 ish. Old enough to go to the park and to town on my own so I had the world of freedom… or it felt like it!


Big thanks to Lauren for remembering her childhood – I’d totally forgotten about Tammy Girl, I spent many a Saturday afternoon there as a teenager!

Do come back next week when another blogger will be Remembering Childhood.