Remembering Childhood // Five Little Doves

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s Laura from Five Little Doves.           .

Which decade were you born in?


What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

My earliest memory is being three years old with my leg in a cast. I had broken my ankle and had to stay at my Nan’s house while my mum took my brother to school. When she came back she had bought me a Fabuland toy to cheer me up!

Five Little Doves

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

At five it was a soft toy, a monkey who I called “Little Professor Monkey”. He went EVERYWHERE with me! At 10 it was a Cabbage Patch Kid, she talked and drank from a cup and I had never seen anything like it. She came with a birth certificate and her name was Anastasia Octavia. I always pledged to name my first daughter after her, obviously I never did!

Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

I have most of them in the attic at my parents’! We brought a few here for the girls, my Barbies and Sindys and some My Little Ponies. They love them just as much as I did! I also have Little Professor Monkey in my bedside drawer, he is so worn and grubby but too precious to ever throw away!

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

Take That! I used to pretend that I fancied Mark like all of my friends did where as really I liked Howard the best!

Laura from Five Little Doves in Guides

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

Captain Planet! I LOVED that programme and knew all of the words to the theme tune, I still do!

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

The Addams Family. I went aged ten with a friend and her Mum sneaked us both in a bag of Maltesers.

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

Far too many! I had a really dodgy layered look in my last year of primary school before getting the frizziest perm when I went to high school. My dodgiest look was when I discovered sun-in and Wella colour mousse, the two combined resulted in a horrific two tone look – as seen in the photo below! My outfit choices were no better, not to mention the discovery of bronzing pearls and Heather shimmer lipstick! I look back now and cringe at how awful I looked, at the time I thought it was amazing!

Laura with two tone hair

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a teacher, probably because I loved bossing people about!

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

I would go back to being four and starting primary school, so I could remember that time a little clearer and be able to help my daughter who is really struggling to settle into her first year of school. I loved school, definitely some of the best years of my life, and I wish I could help her to realise that there is so much more to come.


Thanks to Laura for sharing her memories – I think every girl in my school probably had bronzing pearls and Heather shimmer lipstick!

If you’ve enjoyed this post please do come back next week when another blogger will be Remembering Childhood.