What year were you born?
I was born in 1990.
Do you have any pictures of yourself from when you were younger?
Yeah I have loads. My parents took loads of pictures if we went on holiday, family gatherings or day trips etc.
What TV shows did you grow up watching?
So I’ve always loved TV shows. When I was younger I used to watch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Rugrats, Pokemon, Hey Arnold, Gladiators, Keenan and Kel, The Worst Witch, Saved by the Bell, a show called The Tribe which was a show done in New Zealand, Rosie and Jim, and for some reason I used to sit and watch Casualty and Eastenders with my mum. Don’t really watch either of them anymore though. As I got a wee bit older I started watching Buffy and Friends.
What did you want to be when you were younger & do you still want to be that?
I used to want to be something to do with magazines. I used to create my own with articles, puzzles and pictures inside. For a very long time I did want to be a journalist so I guess it hadn’t changed much but I no longer want to do that.
Show a video of yourself, from when you were younger?
I would if I could.
What were your favourite toys to play with?
Barbies hands down. I also used to like playing outside in the garden. My dad used to leave old paint pots outside that would fill up with rain water so I would go about the garden picking at flowers and plants and putting them in the pots pretending I was a witch and that was my cauldron.
Embarrassing thing you done when you were younger?
Hmmm. I was once playing on the wall in my garden and I slipped with my legs going either way over the wall meaning I had scraped my thighs pretty badly in between my legs. Couldn’t walk properly for a while.
Show us something you made when you were younger?
Again, I would if I could.
Songs you loved to listen to as a child?
Oooh man. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. I was also very into those cheesy 90s pop bands like Spice Girls, Five, Steps and S Club 7.
What was one funny thing you dressed up for, for Halloween?
Never went as anything funny. I was pretty basic when it came to Halloween. Witch, Cat and a couple of times I went as Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Tell us a funny story
So, one day my mum was picking me up from school. For some reason by older brother was there too. My mum was standing chatting to some of the other mums and my brother was sitting in the car. I went to get in but he had locked the doors from the inside. Prick. So I sat at the side and waited. My mum then just got into the car and started driving away without me. I tried to run and bang on the door but nothing. I went to sit back down and one of my classmates noticed and he waited with me. My mum noticed pretty quickly that I wasn’t in the car.
Any special things you have kept from your childhood?
I have a Beauty and the Beast jewellery box that I will probably never get rid of. Some of my cuddly toys and probably other things too.
Something weird you used to do as a child?
Maybe that stuff I mentioned with my dad’s paint pots.
Scariest thing that has happened to you as a child?
I was a bit older maybe about 10. But my friend who was a couple of years older than me was getting cheeky with these lads who were a good bit older than us. They ended up chasing us and we ran for a really long time. Or the time when I was in a car accident with my dad.
How is the world different now you are older?
Very different. Technology has advanced so much. I started off with the Sega and SNES and now it’s just crazy and mobile phones and internet too. Personally I have more responsibilities now that I am classed as an adult. Also more aware of what is going on in the world. We think the world has so much horrible things going on but it wasn’t any better when we were children and beforehand. It’s just that we were never aware of it as children because we’re busy playing and dreaming.
Think I realised I was more girly as a child than I definitely realised. The tomboyish phase must have been shortlived. I also definitely class myself as a 90’s kid.
What were your favourite songs and toys as a child? Any embarrassing stories?