Childhood Memories

Lovely Northumberland Mam tagged everyone to blog about their childhood memories so I took up the challenge!
1. Where did you grow up?

Welney in Norfolk. Its only claims to fame are swans and flooding!

2. Were you a good child?

I was cheeky but yes, I think I was good.ย 

3. What did you use to do in summer?

Play out with my little brother, either at the nearby playing field or in the den underย my tree. Our parents had a haulage business so I would often be out with my dad and my grandad with a flask and a packed lunch on lorry trips to collect loads of potatoes. Or fruit picking at home, or bringing home stray cats. Life was very much fun until big school!

4. What is your saddest childhood memory?

Being allowed to keep a kitten from one of the aforementioned cats only to have to face the reality that animals don’t live as long as humans.ย 

5. What is your happiest childhood memory?

Don’t think I could choose one. I loved the trips to London to stay with my Nan. I don’t remember much but can vividly recall going to sleep with the hum of the double-decker buses going by the window. Having tea with my other Nan and Grandad on a Saturday afternoon waiting for the wrestling to finish on the tv so we could lay the table…there was always dairylea cheese in a tub and pickled beetroot, yum ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

ย  6. Is there something you kept as a secret?

If there was it still is ๐Ÿ˜‰

7. What did you want to become as a child (jobwise)?

Apart from a pop star?! Can’t honestly remember, probably a vet, though I vaguely recall telling my Dad I wanted to be a waitress and him thinking that was very unambitious indeed!

8. Do you still have contact with your childhood friends?

Not many, a few are on Facebook or Friends Reunited. I had much better fun with family than friends, probably explains why I’m not good at keeping them now and treasure family more.ย 

9. Were there any strange things you believed when you were a child?

Not strange to me but I believed (and still do) in ghosts. An old lady with a little dog used to hang around outside my bedroom window (don’t panic, we lived in a bungalow!).ย 

10. Show us a picture of you being a child.

ย  Favourite…

– toy:

(it still is!)

– Book:ย 

The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden
(recently re-read it, it was made into a TV series called Kizzy)

– TV show:ย 

The Tomorrow People

– Subject in school:ย 

Art and English

– Place for holidays:ย 

St Osyth
(near Clacton-on-Sea, more happy memories)

thank you for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Sweet post, love this theme. Love the connection you have with family – mine are probably more important than my friends too as a result of moving around so much, I guess they were my only constant

    Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou link & pin party – hope to see you back this Tuesday

    1. Well, as I’m more than 10 years older than you (seriously?!) I need all the help I can to feel young again and this was a great tag to do! ๐Ÿ™‚ & thank you, you’re a sweetheart ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. Brilliant hair style, Lisa! You were extremely cute (I believe you still are, of course). K.

    P.S. I agree with your choice for the best toy. I could build and rebuild houses for hours.

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