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Friday Club Life Carnival: your favourite childhood memory

I love Ella’s Notes From Home – do I say that every week? Words don’t come naturally to me and I love that her prompts help me to find my writing voice. This week’s prompt is a goodie: a favourite childhood memory. I find I’ve created false memories from looking back through my old photo albums so I relished the opportunity to be all nostalgic for a while.

It’s taken me a while to whittle down my favourite childhood memory. Some of my favourite memories make me laugh out loud. Such as the first Valentine I received aged about 4. I kept the plastic rose and card for many a year… Or there’s the time my Dad brought his first company car home and he took me and my sister our for a spin with 70s classics blaring on the radio. Or the time I bought some truffles at my school fair only to sit on them but eat them anyway….

All of these memories come from the time we spent living by the seaside. I grew up within walking distance of the beach and have lots of happy memories of days out with my sister and parents. However my favourite memory is of me and my sister putting our roller skates on (the old ones you had to strap to your shoes) and skating down our street with the aid of my grandparents. Although we didn’t live near my grandparents they were both retired so used to come and stay regularly. Perhaps they bought the roller skates with them and that is why this memory stands out for me. I remember being fearless and happy. Who wouldn’t want to bottle that and sell it!

 


The Friday Club

Here are the other entries in this carnival:

My Friend Next Door from QWERTY Mum.

My Mum was the best storyteller from Baby Budgeting.

A Favourite Childhood Memory from Patch of Puddles.

Domino Trails from Mummy From The Heart.

Freedom from Live Otherwise.

A Favourite Childhood Memory from The Gingerbread House.

Birthday Memories from The Diary of a Frugal Family.

Please Turn Over from Bibsey.

Not Tonight Josephine from Cheeky Wipes.

Freedom from Little Legends.

A Favourite Childhood Memory from Who Teaches Whom.

Holidays from Seasider In The City.

Making Paper Boats from Red Ted Art.

Remembering a Fishpond from Mymumdom.

Canada from South of the River Mum.

Goodbyes from Notes From Home.

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    ella
    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I had skates like those! I spent hours on them. I wouldn’t say I was fearless (too much of a scaredy-cat about falling) but I was definitely happy!
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    Jacq
    March 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I remember those roller skates too. I was useless on them and scared sh*tless. At the time we lived at the top of a very steep drive and I was always terrified I would go whizzing down it by mistake.

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    QWERTY Mum
    March 5, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The part on my skates that adjusted to fit any shoe size must have been faulty. As I skated tentatively along, they would get bigger and bigger until my foot came right lout of them. Needless to say, I never really got to grips with skating.
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    March 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

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    Matthew C. Kriner
    March 14, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Terrific post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

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