M-U we used to walk to school too and that was half the fun. Dragging a stick along people's iron railings (any left after the war) to make a noise. Somehow life was very simple yet pleasurable.
I also used to try and get the Dairylea wrapper off in one go AND I used the coloured cellophane from sweets to look at the world. I used to make teeny little goblets out of the silver foil on kit kats by winding it around my finger.
Scraggy Squirrel and Mouldy Mouse were filled with catnip until I couldn't stuff them anymore because of Lily's disembowelling bunny kicks. They all now get sprayed with catnip spray - more for my amusement than Lily's as she goes mental!
Lily's toys Purple Rat; Scraggy Squirrel and Mouldy Mouse
You are No.2 on the list Runners.
...........................and as for the boiled-to-death white cabbage - bleurrrrgggh
Smoked haddock - well yellow fish of some description. I sent mine back as it had a worm in it. Eons later I think it was probably just a blood vessel but I've never touched it since! Feel sick thinking about it.
p.s. I'd rather eat real frogspawn.