26. An old photo of you
Well this took a while as the photos I have available only go back as far as 2008 and who likes their University pics?! So instead I’ve gone for a fairly obvious snap…
As you can probably guess, this was taken four years ago at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. I figured that I’d only see the Olympics here in London once in my lifetime so thought I’d go all out and cover myself with Union Jacks. There was no doubt about which team I was cheering for! I just hope spectators get behind all the athletes at the Rio Olympics this summer despite Zika…
#349: What is your very favourite holiday? Recount the specific memory or memories that have made that holiday special to you.
That’s a tricky one – I absolutely LOVED going to Walt Disney World when I was younger, because come on… it’s Disney! On the other hand, I really loved the trip to Spain as I went with all my family and we all had so much fun.
What I should do is go back to DisneyWorld in Florida with my entire family (well, my immediate, my auntie & uncle and my cousins). PERFECT!
#343: Was there a toy or thing you always wanted as a child, during the holidays or on your birthday, but never received? Tell us about it.
This sounds very similar to my Bittersweet memories post from back in May, where I went back quite a few years to discuss the Super Sticker Factory and Mr. Frosty I never received as a child (bad times!). I can’t actually think of anything else I desperately (at that age) wanted aside from those two – I do remember, however, having a Furby (now I can see the error of my ways), a Doodle Bear (which I don’t think I actually doodled on!), a Baby All Gone (I was surprised every time she ate the cherries!) and of course, who didn’t have a Tamagotchi of some kind as a kid?! I had a dalmatian one which lived for years, forever waking me up in the middle of the night as it was hungry… pesky thing!
#339: Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?
Soft bedding and pyjamas 😀 It always evokes cosy times such as past birthdays and Christmases. Eight more working days to go… Not that I’m counting at all haha.
#148: You’re stuck in an elevator with a person from your past. Write this scene.
Funnily enough, I spotted two people from my past yesterday on my train journey home… one girl from my primary school and another from my secondary school. I didn’t speak to either of them though for separate reasons – I haven’t seen the primary school girl pretty much since when we left over ten years ago, so I wouldn’t have a clue what to say or where to start! The reason for not speaking to the secondary school one is because she was a bully who was quite mean and vicious to a lot of other girls – so I have no interest in talking about “the good ol’ times”, when for a lot of people they really weren’t.
Out of the two, for obvious reasons, I’d rather be stuck in a lift with the primary school girl as, from what I can remember, she was a relatively nice person. I think it would be easy to strike up numerous conversations and keep them flowing nicely, since we wouldn’t know how long we’d be stuck in the box for.
However, considering I was stuck in a lift only five days ago (fictionally), I’ve taken to the stairs quite fondly and haven’t been in a lift since… even though it did have a happy ending!
#135: On a weekend road trip, far away from home, you stumble upon a garage sale in a neighbourhood you’re passing through. Astonished, you find an object among the belongings for sale that you recognise. Tell us about it.
I’m not one for attending garage sales or car boot sales (as they’re called here in the UK), but it was a particularly sunny day and, quite frankly, I had no other plans! As I perused the many tables of brick-a-brac, a glint of something in the distance, sat amongst a half empty table caught my eye. As I neared this display of pre-loved goods, my excitement grew… I’d finally found it! Nestled neatly around the neck of a tall vase (odd way to display it but I guess it worked), was the necklace that had been stolen from us a few years back by plasterers that had come to patch up our ceiling, following some unavoidable water damage. This necklace was so special as it had been bought during a family holiday in Florida, after seeing manatees – my mums favourite animal. Without a second thought, I asked for it to be removed from the vase and be boxed up. I didn’t even think to barter for it as it was only a quarter of the original price. I couldn’t wait to give it back to her!
#85: Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?
I honestly have – come to think of it, déjà vu happens quite often, which is a bit of a concern I thought I’d have a look into the theories as to why this phenomenon occurs, but there’s far too much for me to read, compute and write about in my lunch hour. So, my plan is to read more about it over the weekend (as there’s also quite a few different types of déjà vu) and expand this post so that I can fully immerse myself into it, as the small snippets I did read seem absolutely fascinating!
So, please do stay tuned…