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Those who know me well know that I am a chocoholic and a ‘sweetaholic’. I guess it is from my childhood days. Now don’t get me wrong, my parents weren’t pumping me full of sweets all day and every day. It is just when I did get sweets it was special, as I would be given some money and I could go down to the shop down the road and pick what I wanted. Even if I had just a penny I could go to the shop and pick just one sweet for a penny! Anyone remember the Swizzels Matlow retro sweets from back in the day? Sweets like drumsticks, refreshers and love hearts. Back then I wasn’t aware of gelatine so I did end up eating a lot of them.
So this weekend, having realised that I was almost out of nappies and looking at a potential disaster, we popped down to our local Asda to get some and to also check out the sweets! We found some Swizzels Matlow, sharing an aisle with baked beans and tinned vegetables!!
We found some of my favourites, Love hearts and Parma Violets.
Introducing Munchkin and Bee to the sweets brought back fond memories of my childhood. They both loved the Love Hearts although I think Bee possibly loved playing with them more!
I am the youngest by 9 years in my family, and one of the things I remember about those days was the cars. Having two brothers, we went through quite a few cars, and I remember being made to pose along alot of them. Even though the cars were old and sometimes close to what we would now call ‘bangers’ they were proud of their ‘babies.’
So here is a selection of a few cars with me posing! Excuse the quality of the photos as obviously the cameras in those days were pretty basic compared to now. Anyone recognise the models? Did you yourself own any of these?
I miss the 80’s/90’s. Life seemed so simple back then although I am not convinced about the fashion! I started wearing glasses at around age 11 and had those huge massive style glasses – if anyone knows Deirdre from Coronation Street you will know what I mean. And I miss the TV shows; Sesame Street, Rainbow, Grange Hill…..the list is endless!
What was your favourite show when you were younger? And what was your favourite Swizzels Matlow sweet from your childhood?