So I saw this tag from Kim at Northumberland Mam and thought it was a lovely idea because I talk a lot of the children now and when they were younger but never of myself when I was little. So here goes….
1. Do you (or your parents) have any memorabilia from when you were a baby? (ie. baby book, lock of hair, first shoes etc.)
Not that I’m aware of no but I was a second child so I expect it.
2. Do you know if you were named after anyone?
Yes my dad’s sister, my Aunty Sharon
3. And do you know of any other names your parents might have named you?
Yes. My name is Sharon Lydia but they were going to call me Lydia Sharon.
4. What is your earliest memory?
Going into my Mum and Dad’s bedroom with my little toy kitchen trolley when I was 3 and waking my Dad up (by hitting him on the head) and asking if he wants breakfast.
5. Did your parent/s (or older siblings) read, sing or tell stories to you? Do you remember any of these?
They may have but I don’t remember it, I just remember being able to read to myself
6. When you were young, do you remember what it was that you wanted to grow up to be?
Yes a singer.
7. Did you have a favourite teacher at school?
Yes when I was at highschool I really liked our history teacher, Mr LongStaff. sadly he’s passed away now.
8. How did you get to school?
Walked to all of them. I lived in a village so they we all pretty close.
9. What games did playtime involve?
Skipping, hop scotch, british bulldog, kirby, tig, hide and seek, kiss chase. Can’t think of anymore. basically anything that you had to use your own imagination for or simple items.
10. Did you have a cubby house?
11. What was something you remember from an early family holiday?
This is a naughty one but when I was 14 we went to Greece and I was ale to buy cigarettes in the shop. Obviously my parents didn’t know.
12. What is a memory from one of your childhood birthday’s or Christmas?
When I was 3 I got a little kitchen that was on wheels like a little trolley and I adored it.
13. What childhood injuries do you remember?
When I was about 9/10 I was riding my bike down a hill and something like a stone got in the way, I went over the handlebars and scraped my chin along the floor. I still have a scar now.
14. What was your first pet?
A cat named Kitty
15. Did your grandparents, or older relatives tell you stories of “when I was young ..?”
Yes I used to ask them all to tell me stories because I was fascinated. I loved History at school and still do now.
16. What was entertainment when you were young?
Simple things like playing out with friends, using my imagination.
17. Do you remember what it was it like when your family got a new fangled invention? (ie. telephone, TV, VCR, microwave, computer?)
Yes when my Dad and Step Mum got a Sega Megadrive, it was like the best thing ever! I spent many an hour on it and completed Sonic the Hedgehog.
18. Did your family have a TV? Was it b&w or colour? And how many channels did you get?
Yes we did. It was colour but we only had 4 channels to start.
19. Did your family move house when you were young? Do you remember it?
Yes I was born in Kent, moved to the midlands when I was 3 and then back to Kent when I was 14. I moved back to the Midlands when I was an adult.
20. Was your family involved in any natural disasters happening during your childhood (i.e. fire, flood, cyclone, earthquake, etc)?
I’m assuming no because I can’t think of anything.
21. Is there any particular music that when you hear it, sparks a childhood memory?
Yes anything from Erasure, Simply Red or Cliff Richard as they were my Mum’s favourites.
22. What is something that an older family member taught you to do?
My Step Mum taught me to Cross stitch and Knit
23. What are brands that you remember from when you were a kid?
The shop’s Woolworths and Safeway. And food brands, alot that are still around now but smaller and more expensive.
24. Did you used to collect anything? (ie. rocks, shells, stickers … etc.)
Yes I collected bookmarks and I still do.
25. Share your favourite childhood memory.
When I was younger and lived in the midlands, my Nan and Grandad (mum’s side) still lived in Kent. We visited each other but in between visits my Grandad and I would write letters to each other and I loved it. We used to call each other silly names.
I really enjoyed this trip down memory lane. I now tag anyone else that would like to join in 🙂 Please let me know if you do join in as I’d love to read them.