Category Reminiscence

Baby Photo

I came across an ultrasound of Louis the other day when sorting out my paperwork and it prompted this post. Now I’m not one for surprises. I wanted to know whether I was having a pink one or a blue…

Badge Cushion

My boy is back next week for a visit that coincides with his long awaited driving test. I’m hoping that he’ll have more success than his mother. I had to take mine three times before I was given the all…

The Magic Robot

Do you want to be transported back to the technically simpler times? Well today let me do that by reminiscing about the Magic Robot, a game that we used to have in my childhood home.  I’m not sure who owned…

Fifties Frogs

Aside from the dangly dolly that I’ve written about before. I haven’t retained a lot of stuff from childhood.  My liking for tat at that stage of my life may have something to do with it.  With a change in…

Matchbox Toys

Money was tight on the council estate in Southend-on-Sea in the 1970s where I grew up. I had no trust fund and consequently I worked from an early age. My first job was, predictably, a paper round at the age…