These weeks are flying by – now on Week 7 of the blogging challenge and I’m going to have a nosey back to my childhood.
I was born in 1991 and my lovely Mum and Dad were less than a year married. We stayed in Crookedholm and they worshipped the ground I crawled on haha!
After a few years they decided I needed a wee pal and gifted me the best little sister Kirsti. I remember loving having a little sister and being totally obsesses with her haha! She was a little live wire who spent most of her time climbing over baby gates and stealing our dog Danny’s biscuits haha!
I started nursery and school at Loanhead but we moved house and school when I was starting Primary 4. This was great as I knew two sets of children when I went to the Academy.
I was pretty good in school. Always in the top two groups for English and Maths but as I got older (and cheekier) the main comment on my report cards was always “talks a lot”. Still, I stuck in, got all my highers and ofcourse headed out to uni to become the teacher I am today. When we were little I’d always play ‘teachers’ with Kirsti whenever she had homework so my Mum and Dad weren’t too surprised when I shared my career choice haha.
When we moved to Bellfield we met so many friends. Homestly, our street was filled every night with all the children. We usually played rounders and used the big circle to host all the matches. I remember once my Dad had all the children round our back door and we had a talent show night! All singing and dancing – pretty sure we had a video of it somewhere! It really was the best street to grow up on; and I wish children these days spent more time outside!
I know everyone probably says this, but I do believe that growing up in my family was amazing! We’d have Disco Nights at the weekend where we stuck a CD on and Kirsti and I danced until we collapsed in bed; fashion shows every time we went shopping and the best parents we could ever ask for. As we grew up we fully realised how fun and caring auld Ian and Debbie were haha.
As well as having a wonderful home life, the one thing I remember most about my childhood was all the holidays we went on! We’d visit Blackpool every year and even had the occassional stunt abroad! Blackpool holidays were the best though! We’d drive up really early (mind I told you about Blackpool sickness haha) and stay in a caravan. Thiswas brilliant because we had a homey place to stay and the club for entertainment. When Kirsti and I got bigger we were allowed to go to the club on our own which gave my parents some well needed chill time too haha!
I really did have the best childhood and know if I give Jack half as good a time as I had he’ll be a very happy chappy!
– Amanda x