It’s mental to me that some people who are now classed as adults won’t even remember the 90’s. For me, it was my childhood and early teens, aged 4-14. I remember the turn of the Millenium. My Mum let me drink at a family party. Bacardi and coke. Yuck.
Anyway, these are some things you’ll probably remember if you too grew up in the 90’s.
Recorded the top 40 songs on Sunday.
The top 40 Pepsi chart – I used to listen to it all and record it on tape. Then spend ages recording it from one tape to another to edit out the adverts.
I thought I was proper hip knowing all the chart music!
I still don’t exactly know the rules for this, but throwing the ball at the curb. Y tho?
Buy 10p ice pops and crisps.
During the summer holiday, I remember begging my Mum and Dad for 20p so I could go to the shop with my friends and buy a 10p bag of Space Rangers or Puffs and a blue raspberry ice lolly. They said no most of the times and I had to just sit and watch my friends it theirs. Doom.
Could walk the dog with a yoyo.
I remember yoyo’s come in fashion in around year 8. The one’s that you could spin at the bottom and make it walk forwards and backwards like a dog. They lit up, too.
A boy I used to go out with tried the ‘around the world’ trick and hit me in the nose with his.
Spend Saturday afternoon in Woolworths.
The toy section of Woolworths was the best place in town. There was a massive play train thing in ours, we used to pay our 35p child bus fair every Saturday, go in and play with all the toys. The staff must have hated us.
After, we would go to Mc Donalds and get a Big Mac Meal. I could eat a Big Mac in 3 bites. It was my party trick.
Remember steelies? Or cats eyes? What about spotted dicks?
I had the biggest golden steelie one that I got from Devon on holiday one year. I thought I was the coolest kid on the block. I was not.
Watched SMTV live.
9:25 every Saturday morning I’d be up in time to watch Ant, Dec and Cat on SMTV live. Singing Mr Postman, their search for the biggest crisp and CHUMS.
Thought the world would end.
Nostradamus predicted the world would and in July 1999. Then there were many theories that it would end at midnight on Jan 1st 2000.
We had many debates about it at school, imagining some man with a button ready to blow up the world.
I wondered what time zone he lived in and braced myself hourly.
I think I’ve seen every episode 500 times of Tommy and his baby friends. What an annoying show. And Sister Sister, Kenan and Kel, Pete and Pete.. All the Nick shows!
Saturday Night TV.
Saturday night TV used to be pretty fab. We used to go to the shop to be a quarter of Yorkshire mixture or dolly mix and sit in front of the TV watching Mr Blobby on Noel’s House Party, Gladiators, Blind Date and Casualty. It was the best. Although Casualty used to always make me anxious because you knew something bad was about to happen.
Were you a 90’s child? What do you remember?