Flashback Friday- 10 Shows I watched As A Child

1. Boys Meets World
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2. Sister Sister
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3. Hanging With My Cooper
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4. Sabrina The Teenage Witch
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5. Malcolm In The Middle
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 6. The Secret World Of Alex Mack
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7. The Journey of Allen Strange
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8. Cousin Skeeter
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9. Smart Guy
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10. Clarissa Explains It All
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* All images are from Google Images.

Until next time!

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The Wednesday Vegetarian

Writing 101, Day Ten: HappyTell us about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.

Every Wednesday my Primary School lunch was a ‘Traditional roast’; a slice of turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. It was my least favorite meal to be honest!

~A plate full of memories! 
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On Wednesdays I would always be prepared with my game face when approaching the lunch counter. I would walk up to the dinner lady and ask for macaroni and cheese, she would glance down at me and ask if I was a vegetarian. I responded with a convincing ‘Yes’, well today I am I would think to myself and it worked like a charm!

My parents wouldn’t have condoned my slight twist of the truth, but what does a girl have to do to get a slice of her favourite pie? There was more than enough for the vegetarian’s along with fellow mac and cheese lovers like myself! I can’t recall what accompanied the mac and cheese, it could have been served with a pencil eraser for all I know! All I saw on my plate was a heap of creamy heaven…Mac and cheese over my school’s roast any day!

If I could eat mac and cheese every other day I would, but I know its no good for my health! My brother sure does make a mean mac and cheese these days.

~Christmas 2013
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I Can’t Get Rid Of Them!

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I still own every single birthday card I’ve received since the age of 1. I read through a bunch I received as a child when I was having a big clear out last year (I clearly didn’t let go of the cards though). I feel like birthday cards hold so many memories…or maybe it’s the hoarder in me typing right now!

I can remember a handful of birthdays and everything from what I did to who I spent my birthday with. Who knows I may never throw them away! I found a bag full of my birthday cards from my 21st birthday, it was a great birthday and I wish I was 21 again!

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The Escape Room

Oh wow, I now have an extra room! I feel like all my nostalgia dreams are coming true! My new addition is a games room. The three items I have in this room are: A TV, a Playstation 2 (any games console will do) and a collection of video games (preferably my old collection). I know I’m only allowed to have 3 individual items, but I can’t have one game and not the others!  If I could sneak in another item it would be a pair of dance mats!

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A few of my favourite games from my younger years

Games consoles played a huge part in my childhood. At family gatherings my cousins and I would cram into a room and take it in turns to play video games. All the adults would sit in the living room watching TV whilst having a little chinwag. I vaguely recall cringing whenever I overheard my mum sharing an embarrassing story about me. I rarely paid attention to the topics they discussed and I was probably too young to understand a lot of it.

My cousins and I have grown up and we now sit in the living room; the topics discussed are now easy to relate to. I often sit with the younger generation, but of course there is no way I can camouflage the fact that I am not a kid anymore! I can reminisce about my carefree days or pretend to be a kid again for a few moments, but in reality I’m an adult!

This room is so ideal! Whenever I am stressed I can escape to my games room and forget about my worries for a while! Let the gaming begin!

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*This is a 3D games room I created in 3D Studio Max for my 3D games modelling module at University. There is a Nintendo Wii hiding beside the TV 🙂

Daily Prompt: Breathing room

8 Reasons Why Being A Kid Rocked!

I took a little trip down memory lane…This is more or less a childhood vs. adulthood post.

1. Everyone was my friend!

Every single kid in my class was my friend. Every day it was ” My friend Tom, my friend Lisa, my friend …” How did my parents manage to keep up with my crazy lifestyle? My childhood friends and I had our little “He said, she said” sessions, but it was never anything major like the drama that sometimes arises as an adult.

We may have been naive as kids, but some of us were also very forgiving and let things go easily. This is something many adults struggle with. Now I can count all my friends on one hand, just about and not everyone I meet is instantly a friend.

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2.  “I can’t wait until I grow up”

Be careful what you wish for! When I said I couldn’t wait until to grew up, I didn’t mean it! I’m almost convinced the candles I blew out on one of my birthdays granted this wish. If I blow out the candles on my next birthday reversing this, does this mean I would miraculously become a kid again? The years flew by so quickly, I didn’t realise how easy I had it!

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3. Too blessed to be stressed

The only stress I encountered was when I had to decide if I should watch Goosebumps on Fox Kids or Are you afraid of the dark on Nickelodeon! It really was a hard decision to make!

Needless to say, these two shows were  probably the reason why my china doll stayed in the box and didn’t see daylight more than twice in a good 20 years! Now as an adult there are far more worries in the world! I rarely find the time to even watch TV and yes the china doll is still in a box somewhere!

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4. Ready, Steady.. I didn’t have to cook!

I didn’t have to cook, well real food anyway. I could whip up a meal in a jiffy and I wouldn’t have to worry about the washing up. Although my mum taught me to cook from a young age; I wasn’t cooking meals by myself until I was at least 10.

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5. What’s love got to do with it?

There was no pressure to be in a relationship as a kid. I had no interest in guys and I didn’t have to wonder if a guy liked me back. A guy in my primary school class once told me he loved me and I was so confused! He kind of received the same reaction any guy would get now if I’m honest!… Something’s never change!

I only had to worry about arranging dates for Barbie and Ken from time to time, to keep the spark alive!

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6.  Sleep is for the weak!

I used to try to avoid going to bed at all costs. I would lay in my bed in broad daylight wondering why I couldn’t stay up late. I was jealous of the kids that were allowed to stay up late.

Now that I think about it, there was no need for me to up late watching TV beyond the watershed period. On special occasions exceptions were made; I could stay up later than usual, often forcing myself to stay wide awake, so I wouldn’t miss out on anything.

If I could go to bed at 8pm every day, I would… I really would!  Sleep? What is sleep? What is a lay in? I have no recollection of either of these! There is so much to do and so little time.

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7.  Ohhh, wait a minute Mr.Postman….

I wanted to receive letters so badly as a child. I would ask my mum why no one ever sent me any post and she would warn me of what was to come. Now I see a letters with my name on them, I feel like asking the postman if he’s sure they’re for me!  Bills, bills, bills, don’t really want to pay my telephone bill… but I guess I will! It’s actually such a relief when a letter isn’t addressed to me!

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“Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black & white cat…”
 

8. Pocket Money

Pocket money is now a pay check, for me anyway! Maybe there are adults out there that still receive pocket money from their parents? If this applies to you, you are very lucky!

You get what you earn when you enter the world of work. Gone are the days when I was given money for looking cute whilst I played with my toys! I wasn’t one of those kids that received money for doing chores; my mum didn’t believe in paying us to do things that needed to be done.

I’m not entirely sure how much pocket I received; I just know that the money would s-t-r-e-t-c-h! I could indulge and enjoy the finer things in life. My lunch money was £2 a day throughout Secondary School.

If I tried to live off £2 a day as an adult, I would struggle and I definitely couldn’t be able to feed my appetite! My mum took care of all of that, now I have my own responsibilities.

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What did you love about your childhood?

Saved By The Bell- Rewind!

I thought this was the perfect opportunity to reminisce about my dear childhood friends; Screech, Zack, Kelly, Lisa, Slater and Jessie. Although I didn’t know them personally; they played a huge part of my childhood, via my TV of course!

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I have probably seen every single episode of Saved By The Bell (The Early Years). These were the days when I would be sat in front of the TV tuned into Nickelodeon!

Absolute bliss!

 

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Going, Going, Obsolete!

The technology I miss the most is Portable CD Players! I had quite a few in my time. The last one I owned wasn’t your ordinary CD player, it played MP3/ Data CD’s. I didn’t have to carry around my CD wallet and flick through different CD’s all day. All my favourite tracks could be complied onto one disc, it was a dream come true!

I will never forget carrying it around in the pocket of my hoody (I hated carrying bags back then), or squeezing it into my back pocket.

Remember when manufacturers claimed Portable CD Players were jog proof? Only problem was when you made any movement, your music would move with you! I do wonder if they even last whilst jogging!

Technology has evolved over the years, but nothing beats the sound effects that came with Portable CD Players!

 

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