9 Little Things: Childhood

13 March 2013


I know what you're thinking...where did that cute little girl go? I'm kidding, but honestly doesn't time fly. Sometimes I feel like I should still be rolling around in the back garden with my Sylvannian Families and not having a care in the world other than if I'd be allowed to stay up a little longer that evening. Posts that let you learn a little more about the brains behind the blog are some of my fav to read. I love finding out little facts and having a chuckle when I realise I wasn't alone in my fear of Furby's for example. Inspired by Tabitha, I'm doing the '9 Little Things' tag which focuses on childhood.

001. My eyes are naturally quite small and slanted, and as a child I was often asked if I was from China. Because I was asked it so often, eventually I made up a story that I was and I'd been put up for adoption in England.

002. One of my favourite toys as a child was a stuffed toy of Nala from The Lion King. Despite knowing she was called Nala, I insisted on calling her Mala. She died a tragic death when my Jack Russell, Eddie chewed her tail off. RIP Mala.

003. I used to believe that a teeny hole in the wall in one of our old houses was the doorway to the land of fairies. It was obvious I watched too much of the film 'Fairy Tale: A True Story'. (gold stars for anyone who remembers that film!)

004. One of my fondest memories is my Dad taking my brother and I to see Pocahontas at the cinema when I was about 7, and during the song 'Savages' hearing my brother ask Dad 'why are they singing about sandwiches?' He's never lived it down.

005. I was doing gymnastics in my kitchen (having been told not to) and swung too far and smashed my chin on our marble floor. I still have the scar on the bottom of my chin to prove the accident and my mum has always said I'm part of the 'chinners club' because of it.

006. As mentioned before, I was scared of Furby's. A relative bought me one for Christmas and it was called Coco. It scared me so much that I shut it in the bread bin.

007. However, I LOVED Tamagotchi's. My favourite was an 101 Dalmatians limited edition Tamagotchi and it made me so happy.

008. My favourite birthday party was my 5th birthday and my parents hired out a huge kids play centre thing with the tall slides, ball ponds etc and we played hide and seek with adults trying to get the children. I remember it like it was yesterday.

009. My parents knew I was going to grow up a musician when they caught me singing out of my bedroom window one night after lights out. I used to pretend I was 'Annie' and sing various songs from musicals.

If you do this tag, let me know and link me up to it!

-Tamsin xxx


  1. HAHAHA, omg this made me laugh. A lot.
    My friend bought me a furby for christmas after I'd told her how much they freak me out and now IT WON'T SHUT UP so I've put it in my laundry basket hoping it might be mistaken for a talking t-shirt and be put in the wash. Tamagotchi's are amazing, though that was another thing I remember throwing away because it kept dying. Wow, I should never be a mother...
    You have a great blog, keep it up ♥

  2. This is too cute. And I used to pretend to be Annie ALL the time. I'd wonder around with a broom singing 'It's a hard nut life' or whatever it's called and I'd drive everyone crazy :P
    Kerry | Kerralina x
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  3. I had the same dress as you are wearing in the picture on the right! and I also loved Tamagotchis :) When I got my first furby it was a present from when my parents had been to paris and they told me it could only speak french furby language which I totally believed haha x

  4. This is so cute. You were (and still are) adorable :)

  5. Hahaha i love it that you made up you were from China. Hahaha. My biological dad was a bit of a ahit when i was younger and i made up a story he had a farm with loads of horses i could ride because people always asked about him! Hahah xx

    1. Shit even, that'll teach me for swearing.

  6. Aww, what a lovely post. I can understand why you were scared of furbys... weird little things

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  7. Those pictures are so cute! I definitely remember A Fairy Tale - I used to have a computer game of it!
    B xx

  8. Haha i love the bit about making a story up saying you were up for adoption.. obviously mine was opposite as i am chinese but i used to say i wasn't chinese (not that i was ashamed) it was more to confuse people. haha! i love this post it was so sweet and so lovely! xo

  9. I LOVED Tamagotchi's as well back then :)


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