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 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?