I love looking through the images on Google from years ago, you think you have forgotten but then a picture can stir up memories buried deep in the recesses of your brain. I always find it amazing that just one small picture will make you remember a whole day or even an event in your life that happened when you were a child. We forget how much things have changed as it happens day to day without us even noticing. Were things better back then or does our memory play tricks on us and only remember the really good things or even the really bad things? How far can you remember back, I have asked some people that question and it seems to be that there was some event in childhood that can be thought about easily and very vivid but then nothing before that. This is true for myself as I had my appendix removed when I was seven years old, I can tell you every detail of that day and my week in hospital and the holiday afterwards so I could recover at the seaside. But nothing at all before that happened, is that because an event whether it happy or traumatic seems to erase memories from before, or can our brains only store a certain amount of history? How much can our brains hold, is there a limit?

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I never did really get the hang of this but maybe that was because I was pretty hopeless at drawing anything.

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I loved making the different patterns with a change of pen colour.

Can you remember when you went to the seaside and there was always donkeys on the sand that you could a ride on? You do not see that very often now.

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I can remember receiving these Green Shield Stamps from shops and garages I think, I used to love looking through the book and deciding what my Nan and Grandad were going to get, sometimes there were so many books that you filled to get a good gift.

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I think I have given you a few memories there, what are your best bits from your childhood? Are any of your memories the same as children of today, do we all remember the same sort of things? When ever I start remembering things from long ago I always want to find a time travel machine and go back there, some things were so much better then, that is the good memories coming back.

Have fun remembering xx



  1. 10th May 2013 / 4:34 pm

    omg yes!!!!! I remember them!

  2. 9th May 2013 / 11:31 pm

    Oh yes, we had so many glasses. I collected the football cards too. Remember the cards you used to get in the tea packets, I still have the collections in all the books! Lol I will take a picture tomorrow to put on here. X

  3. 9th May 2013 / 10:51 pm

    I can remember going with my dad to the green shield stamp shop and claiming things with his books ! Spirograph was awesome. Do you remember all those glasses your dad would come home with from the petrol garage?

  4. 9th May 2013 / 8:55 pm

    me too! 😉

  5. 9th May 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Lol oh yes, I have that problem often! Lol

  6. 9th May 2013 / 8:37 pm

    I can remember using different colour pens to make good patterns x

  7. 9th May 2013 / 2:44 pm

    Great memories here.

    I don’t think the memory gets full I think it’s the recall that is the problem. Now where did I leave my specs. . .

  8. 9th May 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Spirograph was one of my favorite pass times! I can remember bits and pieces as far back as age 4 for some reason. No big things really happened back then either 😉

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