Tuesday, 3 April 2007

' I never do these ! '

I actually never do these ~but as you can see ,today Idid !

1. Are you a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s?

I was born in 1941 so shall we say the 50’s

2. Where were you born?

At ‘Pleasant view’

3. What kind of home did you grow up in?

Pleasant View was a charming cottage; we lived there until I was about 10, and then a brand new council house.

4. Did you enjoy your childhood?

Yes, although the country was recovering from the war, I can’t remember going short on any thing, but our wants were very simple then, no keeping up with the Jones, everyone was in the same boat, there was an abundance of love and discipline was important.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A fashion designer.
6. What do you want to be now?

Happy and Healthy
7. What was your first best friend's name?

Joy Walker and Serena Cunnington

8. Is she still your friend?

Joy and I spoke recently on the phone and exchanged emails
9. Can you name all the schools you ever attended?

Kings Cliffe Endowed, don’t think secondary schools, were invented then lol, I did pass 11 plus but was unable to accept


10. Were you closer to your mom or dad as a kid?

They both played very big parts in my upbringing.

11. What was the first record, tape or CD you remember buying?

 Pat Boone’s 'Love Letters in the sand'….and then music for the younger generation, really took off… Bill Haley, Elvis…it was a wonderful time to grow up music wise .And oh how we danced !

12. How old is a good age to have kids?

Mark was born when I was 19, the others when I was in my 20’s, it worked well we all grew up together, and they are now my best friends

13. Are you scared of anything?

Heights, enclosed spaces, rats and mice ugh

14. What was your favourite class in elementary school?

Art, English, drama

15. Did you buy school lunch or bring your own?

Went home for lunch, until the introduction of school dinners, then had lunch at school as often as I was allowed.

16. Broken any bones or had any freaky accidents as a kid?

No. Did get knocked of my bike by a car, and had a sore bum as a result, I remember!

17. Were you a mean kid?

No I don’t think so, though I did tip my little brother out of the dolls pram

18. Favourite board game of all time?

Ludo, snakes and ladders

19. Did you play house or pretend to be a super hero?

Yes, a clothes horse and sheet made a great tent

20. Seriously, are you still just a kid at heart?

I can’t possibly be accused of being in my second childhood, haven’t done with the first one yet!

Hope you enjoyed this and I will tag whoever feels inclined ...Have  a good day ,with love from




cayasm said...

Fantastic Jan please send me the tag.
really enjoyed reading good fun, good to read your still a kid at heart


ukgal36 said...

loved this... I forgot all about Ludo!!!! is that the game where you click the dice inside the dome thing..LOL
don't you love memories...<sigh>
have a great evening..

nedmoh said...

Well done Jan ,good answers,I feel I know you quite well ,love the above dancing couple,looks like you and Mick !!........Love Jeanxx

astoriasand said...

Enjoyed reading this and love the rock and roll couple .I have just done a rhyme Jan for my friend to post after Easter and I am at the moment seeking a graphic as such.Great minds thing alike so they say Haa.Loved your answers.Ludo I am still playing it LOL.But my five yr old Grandaughter makes her new rules I think Ha Ha.Pat boone was my sis favourite LOL.She is 64yrs old.We are all still kids at heart I believe.Take care God Bless Well Done (Clap clap) Thanx for the memory's .Oh by the way I'm not in a Tizzy as yet but almost LOL.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasnad/MYSIMPLERHYMES

wobblymoo said...

Sounds like it was a fun time:)

oddb0dkins said...

Nice one Jan, and I bet you could still give some of these youngsters a run for their money on the dance floor.
B. x

edwardssoapy said...

Great entry Jan! I feel I know you a lot better now.
Have a great day!
Leigh :-)

sdrogerson said...

clothes horse tents - my takes me back

kirkbyj05 said...

I enjoyed reading through this Jan and remembering the fifties too. We were more physical then, involved in dance and ice-skating or roller skating.  Not many folks had TV so you went out to be entertained in the local Palais.  Those were the days!  By jings I could still do a short jive....short one mind you!  Lol!  Jeanie

ally123130585918 said...

That was a lovely read Jan ~ glad you took time out to do this one ~ you have given us good memories of your own ~ Ally

frdbrow7 said...

Aw - what lovely memories!  Pretty much the same as mine really - yes the clothes horse and sheet for a tent lol! I have that L & H avator but don't know how to pics  or fancy things in my blogs :-(


madcobug said...

Good answers Jan and very interesting, I usually don't do these things either. In fact I hate doing them LOL. Hugs, Helen

lanurseprn said...

This was interesting. Learned a bit more about you.

mariealicejoan said...

Oh Jan, I did enjoy your answers and your graphics added so much to this little quizz.  Well done!  I feel I got to know you a litle bit better as well!  Thanks so much!

rdautumnsage said...

Loved this from you. Lets us in a little more of your life. (Hugs) Indigo

elainey2465 said...

Jan I love your Laurel and Hardy where did you get that from? My Dad loves them! Laine xxx

jmoqueen said...

Great answers ~ I've snagged this quiz from Lyn I think it offers a new insight to the journallers who take part ~ enjoyed reading yours xx



plieck30 said...

Awww I like this entry. Those were the days, weren't they? Paula

marainey1 said...

I loved reading your answers as many of mine would have been the same. Many memories were brought to mind.  Those were the good old days.  'On Ya' - maz

lindaggeorge said...

Lovely memories.

Linda x.

jlocorriere05 said...

I was born in 1950, it was a great time musically to grow up. These are good answers Jan! Did your brother ever forgive you for tipping him out of the pram?! Lol! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

lindapaterson177 said...

I Loved this and we had a clothes horse too and played houses with it!!
luv bella xx

irisclyde said...

Well that seemed to be quite fun and we learnt a bit more about you! Your last answer was my favourite!

susanebunn said...

I really enjoyed reading this, Jan, as it gave me an insight of what your life was like as a child.  If I have my dates correct, you were a young child during the war.  


icklemisssexpot said...

hehehe love your last answer there   Caff xxxx

faircolleen said...

I really enjoyed reading those,the more I know about you the more I like you Jan.

cacklinrosie101 said...

I was a child of the 60's.  Mine was very similar.  Yes, we were all in the same boat.  There was a huge middle class in which we all grew up with making the best of what we had, and we did seem to have quite a bit; never wanting.  I also came home for lunch until the 8th grade.  Weren't we creative?  I remember making doll furniture out of shoe boxes, scraps of fabric and old buttons.  Our children don't know what they missed.  Love xx Chris

sarajanesmiles said...

Enjoyed this Jan, and I love the tag :o)
Sara   x