Childhood nostalgia – it’s always fun to look back on the things we used to love and perhaps, if they’re lucky to still exist now, we still enjoy them.
However, the same cannot be said for other things. For example, the development of our internet connections. I am sure that we can all agree, it is a lot better and efficient nowadays.
Then, there are the sweets we used to have to get every time we went to the corner shop. It’s a shame the prices have had to increase so much, especially for the greedy people like me, as it means you are reluctant to purchasing as many. Or am I alone with that one?
Take a look below at some of my most memorable experiences and childhood fascinations.
Inflatable bubble chair
How great were these? I actually found a similar looking chair online today – there was an image of an adult in one too. How good is that? Maybe one day I will be able to purchase one again. Or maybe I should face the facts that I am not my five-year-old niece.
The best game console ever. I was addicted like I am sure many of you were. Super Mario 64 was one of my personal favourites. The enjoyment of exploring Mario’s world – being introduced to a 3D aspect. From saving a penguin to avoiding getting burnt in lava. Both frightening and fun.
Of course there’s Mario Kart – being able to experience the different tracks and racing at the same time. I was and still am so competitive. Last year on holiday, Mario Kart was in an arcade on holiday and there was no hesitation about playing it. So I did and I came first. Woo!
Eggs were my most much-loved sweet that came in the packet. Remember the fruit salad and black jack sweets? Oh how yummy – but the black jacks just were not for me. Then, there were white mice and milk bottles.
We are still blessed to see that fizzy cola bottles and fizzy dummies are popular today from the mix. But the question is, where is it possible to buy a 10p mix from anymore?
Tom and Jerry
I’m not as big of a fan of the cartoon now as I was then. With the appearance and voices of the characters being different it just is not the same. I was Jerry, obviously I did not actually play the role of Jerry. I mean I related to him as I always felt teased and wound up by my brothers when I was younger.
Who would have thought that a cat and a mouse playing so many tricks on each other and getting up to mischief would be so entertaining? I just wish that we would have got to see the face of the woman who owned the house.
Time for Teletubbies. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po! I wanted to eat tubby custard. I wanted to eat tubby toast with the smiley faces on. I wanted to have a friend like Noo Noo. Seriously, all of you Teletubbies fans would have seen how much they ate. I also loved the sun that appeared with the baby face, both opening and ending the show.
Everything about the show always made me smile. My mum and I still have mug stored in a cupboard in our kitchen with the characters faces on. Why? Because they are the Teletubbies! I am not ashamed to admit that I got a little too excited when it was announced that Teletubbies would return to our screens this year.
I won’t lie, I wanted to be a pro. I could not dance to save my life but I still thought I had talent if I could manage to keep up with the highest level. From 5, 6, 7, 8, I thought I was member of Steps mastering their music video moves – to Video Killed the Radio Star… and Mucho Mambo.
Dance mats would annoy the life out of my dad I would be stomping around on them too much in my bedroom whilst he was trying to watch television downstairs. They were also fun to play on at arcades, like the times when I used to take trips to Pontins with my friends.
There are still many, many more but that’s enough of the childhood nostalgia for now. It’s making me miss my childhood all over again.
In the meantime, here is the Teletubbies song for you to have a laugh at.