Last year I saw the 90’s Tag over on Laura’s blog and really wanted to take part. I wrote and thought of all my responses and it never happened. So with today actually been my 29th birthday, I thought what better way to celebrate than reminisce a little and remember everything 90’s!!
Question 1- What was your favorite Disney Film?
I used to absolutely adore Disney films growing up and if im been truly honest I still do. My absolute favorite growing up has to be The Little Mermaid. I used to be totally obsessed however the 90s weren’t like now when my children have lots of access to there favorite shows on demand and dvds are always available to buy. Disney used to have videos only out for a limited time before they headed back in the vault. I was tiny when it came out on VHS so missed it. Thankfully my cousins had a copy and everytime I went to visit it left with me!! So I could watch it and rewatch it over again. When it eventally was re released I was 8 Years old and got my very own copy.
As well as the little mermaid, I adored Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the lion king. The Lion King was the first film I ever watched at the cinema and had to be taken out for screaming when mufassa gets pused into the stampeed by Scar!
Question 2 – What was your favorite music artist?
I think along with any little growing up in the 90’s its all about the girl power revelation that came along with the Spice Girls. There first album Spice was my first ever CD that was mine. I must have drove my mum and dad mental with wannabe on repeat. I had all the merch bedding, posters, the film even a outfit consisting of a tshirt and leggings. I remember wearing it fondly all the time n a holiday to Anglesey in Wales.
Question 3- What were your favorite sweets?
Growing up I used to have a tin at my great grandma’s that no one else was allowed to eat from. She would head to the local post office and fill it up with sweet treats. It would always be filled with a variety but more often than not it would be Jelly Tots. I used to adore eating all the sugar at the bottom it was my favorite part. Also Vice Versa’s were amazing like galaxy minstrels that we have on the shelf’s now. As well as milk chocolate coated they had white chocolate coated ones in too. They were truly amazing. A few years ago they were brought back and I was so excited to try them again however they didn’t taste how I remembered them.
Question 4: What was your favorite Game?
I used to and still do love a great board game. My absolute favorite as a child had to be Disney Storyboards. It was a game my older cousins owned and we all used to have the most amazing time playing it. A few years ago I tracked it down on ebay so I can enjoy playing it again with my own babies. Not many people have heard of it but its a great one.
Question 5: What were your favorite happy meal toys?
There really was no better joy growing up than opening your happy meal to see what toy you had acquired for your collection. Happy Meal toys were so much better in the 90’s. We got Beanie Babies, Barbies, Hot Wheels and even Disney Figures. My favorites had to be the little Barbies as I used to have a massive collection of Barbie. As the happy meal ones were a lot smaller I used to use them as Barbie and Kens children in my games.
Question 6: What was your favorite book?
Books were such a huge part of my childhood. I absolutely adored the tales of Beatrix Potter. I have very fond memories of my parents reading them to me before bed all snuggled up. Although I used to hate ‘The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers’ it really used to creep me out. No idea why but it still bothers me know if I read it to my three. Maybe its because he’s a big fat rat!!
As I got older I adored Roald Dahl, I have a really great memory of been snuggled in a chair at my great grandmas house where I devoured Georges Marvelous Medicine in one sitting. I found it fantastic!!
My love for everything Jacqueline Wilson (I met her once in a bookshop it was a dream) and Animal Ark came late 90’s into the millennium. I’ve recently got back into the Animal Ark series as they now have a revisited series for grown ups its been fantastic to reminisce.
Question 7: What were your favorite clothing store?
I think as every other 90’s girl there is only one answer to this and its got to be Tammy Girl. It was the one stop shop for all the latest trends and fashion. I remember for New years eve 1999 I went and bought a dress that I had seen on the fashion pages of Mizz Magazine and I felt so grown up it was like a dream. Owning something from inside those pages anyone would have thought it was Vogue!
Question 8: Your Favorite TV Show?
Growing up my absolute favorite had to be a program I don’t ever find many other people watched and it was called The Riddlers. It followed to little troll figures called Mossop and Tiddler. They lived in a well and helped out a lady called Marjorie. I remember them having riddle stones and telling Assops fables.
Question 9: What was your favorite after school tv show?
I used to love watching CBBC. They had fantastic shows some of my favorites were The Queens Nose, The Demon Headmaster, Byker Grove and The Worst Witch. I always enjoyed Blue Peter too with Katie Hill and Matt Baker presenting.
Question 10: Did you own a virtual pet?
Of course I don’t know anyone who didn’t. Mine was a dinosaur in a yellow egg. We all used to sneak them into school as we got banned from taking them. Everyone used to be so distracted by them.
Question 11: Favorite games console and game to play?
I grew up with a Sega Mega Drive console my most favorite game to play was Sonic The Hedgehog 1 and 2 although I was pretty shocking at it. He used to lose all his life’s very often tbh I never did finish them.
Then when the time I wanted a Playstation 1 I had to trade in my Mega Drive. I loved playing Lara Croft Tomb Raider although I never got passed level 2. I used to just walk around Croft Manor and swim in her pool.
Question 12: What was the weirdest fashion trend?
Skirts over trousers anyone? why did we do this! It was when Bewiched came over from Ireland with Cest’ La Vie and this new trend. We all became totally obsessed!!
Question 13: What was your favorite toy?
I always wanted some Sylvainan Families as my cousins had them we would spend hours setting up the village. It would take us longer than than the time we actually spent playing with them. I didn’t ever get any of my own so when my children were old enough we have got our own Town going on.
What I did however get and absolutely love was tons of Barbies! I will never forget my parents getting me a Barbie Camper Van it was white and I totally adored it. Unbeknownst to me this camper was the must have toy of the Christmas and my parents had to contact Mattel themselves and go to the factory to even get me one! So im sure they were truly grateful I loved it so much and had hours upon hours of enjoyment out of it. It also took my dad and uncle all Christmas and boxing day to sort out all the individual pieces especially the Barbie size cutlery for them to have picnics.
Question 14: Your favorite Nickelodeon show?
I was super lucky growing up we had Sky TV so I had access to Nickelodeon when it was absolutely awesome. I watched it loads when I had a pick of TV channels. Sabrina The Teenage Witch was just amazing I could watch it for hours and hours. I remember them having marathons on a Sunday called Sabrina Sundays ( Sorry Dad I bet you saw your fair share of episodes as I would visit you on Sundays)
Then all the other shows like Sister Sister, Saved By The Bell, Hey Arnold, The Wild Thornberrys and everyone’s favorite set of babies Rugrats.
That’s it everything I love and hold dear from the 90’s and my trip down memory lane. I cant believe im 29 today and this time next year im heading into another decade.
Thankyou to Laura over at Autumns Mummy for creating the tag her blog post is here https://www.autumnsmummyblog.com/2017/03/15/the-90s-tag-my-life-as-a-90s-kid/ Do go and take a read.
Until next time