Day Four – 7 childhood facts

11 Nov

One/ I still have that teddy 24 years later, although I noticed today he needs emergency surgery on his arms and legs.

Two/ I grew up on Dartmoor, in a little village which had a great sense of community. I spent many hours playing with the dogs at my neighbours’ houses, but I was never allowed one of my own 😦

Three/ I had more than my fair share of child-hood illnesses, including german measles, chicken pox, and a burst ear-drum (double OW). I even had scarlet fever which made all my skin peel off!

Four/ I once got a black eye and a bruise all down my face while my brother and I were play fighting. I must have been about 5 and he about 20!

Five/ The first film I ever saw at the cinema was Aladdin. My sister and her boyfriend (or fiancé? Can’t remember!) took me in to the cinema as a surprise saying that we needed to shelter from the rain. I thought watching the film was an added bonus of sheltering – I didn’t really realise they were treating me!!

Six/ I’ve always loved to read and I really appreciate my parents in encouraging me with this.

Seven/ In my imaginary world I was called Penny and I had a band of ‘tomboys’ who would cycle round my garden with me to have adventures!


5 Responses to “Day Four – 7 childhood facts”

  1. Carol November 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Ha-Ha! I never know about Penny and the ‘Tomboys’!

  2. Maureen November 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    It sounds like your brother and sister are a lot older than you. Were you a ‘surprise’ little sister?

    • Keith November 12, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      Oh yes!

      • Rachel November 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm #


  3. Laura November 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Don’t worry, I had scarlet fever to but I don’t remember my skin peeling off!

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