Posted: 03/01/2016 at 20:52
Hello - may I have a few random memories here as well?
The only time I was ever smacked at school was by a Miss Ward, because I was talking as we lined up to go to assembly. The humiliation was worse than the pain. And I can still picture her to this day. Just goes to show that memories can run deep (this happened in year 2 infants).
Re toys in the attic: son will not let me get rid of lots of his stuff, but since we moved house recently, I had to be a bit brutal. But even I got a bit dewy-eyed with some of his soft toys - Peter Rabbit, Gund the Polar Bear and many others. Stickle Bricks, Duplo, Lego : all boxed and awaiting grandchildren who will, I hope, be enthralled.
I still have a couple of things from my own youth, though very few. (Well, we children of the fifties didn;t have much to begin with, so not a lot to save, I guess). But Teddy, Peggy and Margaret (favourite dolls) are still boxed in the loft. And my very own china dolls' tea set. I told son it was his inheritance - just look at some of the silly prices on Antiques Road Show!
And the cocoa project - I sort of remember doing that, but wasn't aware that it may have been allied to Cadbury's. (Probably because I didn't get a certificate or any chocs ).