Remembering Childhood // Candyfloss & Dreams

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s Kat from Candyfloss & Dreams.


Which decade were you born in?


What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I think part of this is because I was told about it but also I have flashes in my mind when I remember it. I think I was around two and a half, we were on holiday in Ibiza and went to the beach. My memory is of toddling off. I have flashes of being toddler height and climbing some steps before a lady I didn’t know picked me up. My mum’s version is me running away from the beach and her thinking I’d drowned in the sea. Oops.

One I remember more clearly was asking for a bouncy carpet because I kept falling out of bed.

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

At five it must have been books. At ten I had a PlayStation and spent hours on Spyro the Dragon.

Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

No I don’t which is a shame. I wish I had kept some of my favourite books. They’re all really expensive now and hard to find!

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

Taking Back Sunday were (still are) a favourite of mine when I was around 15. Green Day were the first band I saw at 13 with my dad.

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

I loved Pokemon and Digimon – total nerd. But before that The Demon Headmaster, The Queen’s Nose and Blind Date kept me happy. I had a time in secondary school where I obsessively watched Neighbours and Home and Away too.

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

Oh gosh, I think it was 101 Dalmations.

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

90’s kids’ fashion wasn’t really on trend to be honest. My mum insisted I had a bob cut all through school until I got to Year Six when I stopped letting her and stood my ground. I had hardly any hair until I was about five, so that was a bad stage for me.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

First an astronaut and then a journalist.

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

I don’t think I would go back to be honest. I wouldn’t want to experience some things again but I think the memories I have have made me who I am. But I would love to get inside my daughter’s brain. At six, she is fascinating and it would be awesome to remember how and why she thinks and says the stuff she does!


Thanks Kat for remembering your childhood – a PlayStation at 10 though, you’re making me feel old!

Please do come back next week when another blogger will be sharing their childhood memories.