Earliest Memories

I sometimes wonder if my memories are really memories or do I remember things just because I have seen photos of them… I have recent memories… like memories of the day I got married, the days my boys were born… but when I try to think of the earliest memory I have, I have a few!

I remember bits and pieces of a trip we took to Tunisia when I was 3 or so.  I remember the camels, snake charmers and eating cous cous.  I also remember the flight there.  It was winter in Tunisia but to us it was still very warm.

I can remember the street we lived on when I was 3.  I remember the friends I had, and the things we used to get up to.  I was never allowed past a certain light post on the street…. that was the furthest I could go… and we had gooseberry bushes in our garden that my mum would harvest the fruit from.  There was an old woman who lived across the street called Doreen and she used to let me come over and eat slices of apple dipped into the sugar bowl. Yum!  I also had a friend across the street called Natasha and we once watched Dirty Dancing.  Whoops.

Once the house a couple of doors down went on fire and we were all evacuated onto the street. Apparently it had started because of a row between the husband and wife.  I remember standing on the street in my nightie with all my other neighbours.

I also once cut my own fringe, the day before we were to have photos taken at school.  It went totally lopsided.

12 thoughts on “Earliest Memories

  1. hannah says:

    I love this post, great pictures to go with it. I couldn’t really recall any vivid memories, they’re all fairly detailed! I posted a special one instead xx

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  2. Karen Grumpyishmum Hannah says:

    You’re lucky to have photos of those things – I often think about how many photos we take (and delete!) now and how much easier it is to preserve memories for our children.

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  3. Louise George says:

    Lovely photos and lots of lovely memories. I can’t remember a lot from when I was that little – my earliest memory is of the pub we lived above and the fact it had an orange toilet which must have been when I was about 2.5 as we moved before I was 3. Otherwise there’s very little before the age of about 5.

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  4. Emily Knight says:

    You are so cute!! What an amazing memory to have from that age. I wish I lived closer to my mother so I could have added pictures to my post.

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  5. Joanna Henley says:

    The old lady that lived opposite us, when I was a child, we used to think was a witch! Ha! She had loads of cars and was really grumpy x

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  6. Joanna Henley says:

    The old lady that lived opposite us, when I was a child, we used to think was a witch! Ha! She had loads of cars and was really grumpy x

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