I thought I would start a discussion about childhood memories. Whether it's to do with the games you played or the treats you can no longer get, or whatever happy memories you may have.
Every Sunday my dad and I would take a walk to a very well known street in Manchester that had lots of pet shops. I used to love going in them and seeing the vast array of pets. You could buy monkeys in those days, and the spider monkey's used to fascinate me!
I always had a picnic bar on the way home and even today, having one of those brings back memories of my dad and I. A very precious one, as he died when I was only 13.
In the summer he would buy me a love heart ice cream on the way home. This was chocolate covered vanilla ice cream in a heart shape that had raspberry jam running through it. Does anyone else remember these?
Mint Cracknel bar was another confectionery I loved. It was shards of brittle mint covered in milk chocolate. I have never met anyone who has ever heard of it, never mind had one. I really wish they would bring that back.
Sweets were a real treat when I was a child. They were not something you had all the time, unlike today where most people get them whenever.
I used to get black jacks and fruit salads with my pocket money. I could get 8 for a penny, if my memory serves me right. I still have a weakness for them even today, although they seemed so much bigger when I was a child.
Let us know all your fond memories from the past.
Love Julie x