Childhood Memories

I was browsing through ebay recently and came across Jacqueline Wilson books, when a light popped on inside my little brain and I thought I would write a 'Childhood Memories' post. There are so many things that bring back good memories for me, so I thought we could take a trip down memory lane and see if we have any memories in common! First up is The Sims. Not the Sims 2 or 3,but it all began with the original Sims years ago. I always used to spend time with my sister playing the game on my nanas computer and we would spend hours on it. Remember how all the Sims used to live in one village? I used to love doing the money cheat and moving to the massive mansion in the corner! The background music always used to be blasting, the Sims practically all looked the same, it was SO hard to get a Sim to accept a marriage proposal and it was so hard trying to make friends too just to get a promotion! Looking back, it's crazy to see how much the game has evolved as the Sims 4 will be out this year! If you were a huge Sims geek like I was (and still am) have a look at this fan page I have found here and the music is guaranteed to make you want to start playing!
Next up is Jacqueline Wilson books. My claim to fame is I once met her years ago at a book signing and she signed my 'Midnight' book. Still to this day, I am in awe of her writing and how she manages to reach out to everyday life situations such as divorce, adoption and mental illness and at the same time keeps every book as enjoyable and mesmerising. I think I have owned practically every single book she has written and have read each one time and time again, they just don't get old to me. Nick Sharatt's illustrations in each book always appeared and were a classic addition to her books. I also loved it when her books turned into TV shows, Tracy Beaker became a huge success and is still going to this day. I think my all time favourite book would be 'Sleepovers'. I remember reading this book around six times (I'm not joking).
Other major memories for me are the TV shows I used to love on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. (Having the Disney channel was an occasional treat!) My whole childhood I grew up watching Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Two of a Kind, followed by endless films, my favourite being Passport to Paris. I also used to love That's So Raven (such a good role model) and Sabrina The Teenage Witch I could have spent hours watching those shows. I also can't not mention Arthur, I was his biggest fan. I even used to print out pictures of him and his pals and colour them in!
What are your favourite childhood memories?

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  1. This is such a good post! You brought back so many memories for me! I played the Sims for so long! I could be at that computer for hours! Definitely going to have a look at that fan page!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic


  2. OMG! My childhood seems so long ago now :( I loved reading Jacqueline Wilson's books - I loved watching Tracey Beaker all the time & The Illustrated Mum - which made me want to get tattoos haha :P I remember playing the Sims & the music when they got engaged haha :P I was obsessed playing this game & eventually got all the Sims 2 & expansion packs - my favourite part was designing the house & wishing to actually be a sim haha :P
    Mary-kate & Ashley Olsen will always be my favourite childhood actors - I had their videos & the dolls haha - I wish i kept them as a keepsake :) I read the books for It's Two of a Kind - my librarian knew me by name :P
    And i loved That's so Raven too - she got into some tricky situations & i would laugh my head off & her wee brother Cody, he was brilliant :)
    Thanks for taking me down memory lane :)

  3. YES! THIS!

    I did a post many moons about about my top childhood toys and a one about shows too and this reminds me of them.
    I love all of the Olsen twins movies - they're a guilty pleasure I think :P

    Best wishes,

  4. Ahh this is an amazing post! I also loved Two of a Kind, Sabrina, Sister Sister, Kenan & Kel.. oh gosh, they don't make kids tv like they used to!

    Jennie xo |

  5. i used to love sabrina the teenage witch i even called my cat Salem :)
    Melissa x

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  6. So many memories brought back for me there, being a 90s kid wasn't all that bad! :) Used to love Jacqueline Wilson books too, as well as Raold Dahl!

    Lovely post, thankyou for sharing.. :)

  7. I loved the sims so much! And still do ofc ;) Jacqueline Wilson was my favourite too! I read all her books over and over! My favourite was the bed and breakfast girl (or something like that!) xx

  8. so many memories just came flooding back for me.

  9. Ah this post is amazing, so many memories! I saw the Jacqueline Wilson books in Asda the other day! My favourite was The Suitcase Kid. I used to spend SO much time on the sims - always using the money cheat and building my own massive house with the most expensive stuff inside! And a great big pool! I watched a lot of the same shows as you - another favourite of mine was Sister, Sister! xx

  10. Aww I miss the 90s! I used to be glued to Nickeloeon, and the Sims! SO many memories!

  11. I still love the Sims! Such a good post :) I've got loads of Jaqueline Wilson books still xx

  12. I remember all these things! Jaqueline Wilson is the reason I loved to read. The other T.V programme I remember is Miami 7. It was about Sclub 7 trying to make it america and I loved it.

  13. I loved the original Sims, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Jacquline Wilson!
    I used to have an ancient games console with some awesome games on before my dad won a PC haha! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life