The Throwback Tag

Thursday, 28 August 2014

In typical '#ThrowbackThursday' tradition, let's dive into my past for the next five minutes...

01: What year were you born in?
Good ol' 1994

02: Do you have any pictures of yourself from when you were younger? If you do, show them.
Just look above! Left to right, the photos are as follows - fancy dress (?), in an airport 2004, opening christmas presents, walking the love of my family's life, Gibraltar 2004, sports day, Cyprus 2005, Highfields Park in year 3 (?), my late cousin Shannon, my childhood BFFL Hannah, birthday partaaaay, Cyprus 2005, Cyprus 2005, Halloween!, Hannah's birthday, my lovely Grandpa

03: What TV shows did you grow up watching?
A million and one! Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Drake and Josh, Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Powerpuff Girls, Saved By The Bell, The Amanda Show, Bear in the Big Blue House (!!!), Kenan and Kel, Recess, Rugrats... I love 90s TV

04: What did you want to be when you grow up and do you still want to be that?
Do you know what? I can't actually remember! I vaguely remember wanting to be a lolly pop lady, but I most likely wanted to be a teacher (probably because I didn't know what other jobs existed!). These days, my answer would be a writer - to have my own column in a newspaper/magazine would make my life complete

05: What were your favourite toys to play with?
I was never really a 'Barbie' kinda gal - Bratz was more my thing. I remember having a box of fake insects as well, including a wasp! The wasp was never allowed out of the box, in fear that it would come to life and sting me...

06: What was the 'cool' thing to have during your childhood?
Pokemon cards and tamagotchis! My brother collected one, whilst I had the other

07: What's the most embarrassing thing that you can remember doing?
With so many inhibitions as a teenager, it's strange to think that once upon a time I wasn't afraid to do embarrassing things. The worst things that come to mind though, that did actually make the pit of my stomach drop, include other people laughing at me. I remember this one time in primary school where I asked one of my best friends if they'd play Coronation Street with me - that one did not go down well. The worst of the worst, though, was falling over and grazing my knee, and trying my absolute hardest to put on a brave face and not cry - and that's still a fear of mine now!

08: Songs you loved to listen to as a child.
S Club 7 and 8, Steps, Atomic Kitten, Busted, McFly, and Avril Lavigne were all my favourite music artists to listen to when I was younger (the last two/three are still relevant today!). I definitely used to be obsessed with 'Never Had a Dream Come True' by S Club 7, 'Automatic High' by S Club 8, and Atomic Kitten's cover of 'The Tide is High'

09: What was one funny thing you dressed up as when you were younger?
Look at the first picture in the collage above! I'm not really sure what I was trying to be - perhaps a bat? I never really dressed up all that much as a kid and, thinking about it, neither do I now. The only thing that I can remember is dressing up as a cat, costume complete with a hat, a tail, and paws. Check out this picture of me rocking the cat look, whilst my dog stares at me bewildered!

10: Tell a funny story of something you remember happening when you were young.
Most of my memories of my childhood include my beautiful dog, Otto. For some reason, he was chasing my brother around our house. All of the rooms on the ground floor of our house connect - the hallway leads to the kitchen, the kitchen has a door to the conservatory, then there is another door to our living room, and then a door back to the hallway. They were running in circles, round and round, until my brother got so far ahead that he closed the door between the living room and the conservatory - a glass slide door. As he was running at full speed, and his intelligence was, well, hindered, Otto ran straight into the door. Definitely one of the funniest moments of my childhood. Like a typical dog, he got straight back up, and ran the opposite circle to carry on chasing my brother! Aren't dogs such wonderful creatures? Full of forgiveness

11: Are there any special things you've kept from when you were a child?
The only thing that I can think of is my Grandma's locket. It was a Christmas present from my Grandpa to his wife, and is engraved with something along the lines of "Merry Christmas 1987. Lots of love, Steve". That locket has been in my possession for many years, and is safely hidden away in my jewellery box back in Nottingham. When I finally move out properly, once I've graduated from University, that locket will travel with me wherever I go

12: What was something weird you used to do as a child?
My dog was always my best friend growing up, and so I started a little game. I would pretend to be a puppy and follow him around absolutely everywhere he went. It'd get on his nerves so much, but I'm sure he secretly loved the afternoons where he got to pretend to be a Dad!

13: What's the scariest thing you remember that happened to you when you were younger?
Nothing particularly scary has ever happened to me, really. The only thing that comes to mind is splitting my head open when I was in nursery - as a four year old, that was pretty frightening!

14: How is the world now different from how it was like when you were a child?
Every child nowadays seems to have a  mobile phone. Although I am constantly attached to mine, I am 19, live elsewhere from my parents, and have a logical purpose for it. I was allowed to have my own mobile at the age of 11/12, when I started secondary school. The reason for this was because I had to get on a school bus every day, as my school was half way across the city from my house. If I had been to a closer school, I don't think I would have got one until I was 13. Technology is amazing - I wouldn't be writing this without it. But, back then, it was reserved for those who needed it, whereas kids nowadays don't even know what a classic gameboy is...

It's always nice to look back to your past, so I nominate all of you to have a go at this tag!


  1. This is such a good tag, I'd have such similar answers too you. I LOVED S club7 and even got to see them live which was amazing, I also wanted to be a teacher.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    1. Knew that I had to do it as soon as I saw it haha! SO DO I! I have a feeling that I was pretty near the front as well... x x x