Thursday, January 29, 2009

This Used To Be My Playground

Lately I've been having these flashbacks to my childhood. I keep remembering little scenes, tv shows, food, drinks, places etc from when I was a little 'un. In the hope of not forgetting them again, I've decided to document some of them here, in no particular order.

*Cottee's Lemon Crush cordial
* DJ Bobo
*Ghostwriter (the tv series. Did you know that Julia Stiles guest-starred in one of the mysteries?! True story 
* The Baby-sitters club books. My sister and I devoured these. Over the years we managed to collect the entire series. My favourite character when I first started reading them was Mary-Anne, eventually she got replaced by Stacey though.
*Long drives
*Trips to Rosebud, where my grandparents lived.
*Staying in the caravan park in Rosebud, before my grandparents lived there. Also, Henrietta, the caravan park's hen, who once laid a hard boiled egg for me :D
*Tiddalik, the green tree frog
*Enid Blyton
*Peter Pan
*Strawberry smoothies (Dad used to make these for us)
*Cinderella, the darker, sinister story as opposed to the Disney version. Dad bought me a copy of it one day, I don't think he realised which version he was buying, but it has remained my favourite telling of the story to this day.
*Postman. This was a game that my sister and I used to play for years, which involved finding odd toys and ornaments we no longer wanted, delivering them to each others bedroom, knocking on the door, then running back to your own room to wait for your next delivery.
*Girlfriend (the band)
*Puddle Lane
*Tea-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom
*Agro's Cartoon Connection
*Grandad's workshop. I remember the smell of it, the neatness of it, the excitement of the place when he was building something for us.
*The yellow slide
*Getting my pen license
*Nana's butterscotch scones
*Fairy bread (which, admittedly, I still sometimes indulge in)
*Starting my first journal at 8....have not stopped since
*Camping, caving and abseiling.
*The smell of San Francisco
*Reading the Hobbit
*Using landline phones to call friends, having long conversations with them, even though you'd spent the whole day at school with them
*Going to the tip with Grandad and scoring a bike!
*Jeremy Jeremiah
*Rescue Squad
*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo was me favourite)
*Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Kimberley, the Pink Ranger was my favourite. I liked her relationship with Tommy, but always though that Jason, the Red Ranger was the cutest)
*Our cubby house! Dad built us a cubby, which had bunk beds, a table and chairs, our toys, curtains and wind-out windows!
*Mum teaching me how to make ribbon roses
*Chocolate crackles, honey joys and toasted marshmallows

There are so many more, but I could be writing forever!

Let me know some of your favourite childhood memories!

Love and Laughter,
Mands xox


  1. 1. Stacey all the way. When we played dress-ups etc, my name was always Stacey for a few years.

    2. OMG!! Finally someone who remembers Puddle Lane! I have brought this up so many times, and no one ever knows what I'm talking about. We must have a conversation about it sometime.

    3. Tea-Bag was cool too.

  2. Haha, well I can't say I ever Single-White-Femaled Stacey! And yeah, Puddle Lane! With...Snodgrass? Was that his name?