Tag: #childhood


My first bestie & how I got my nickname

The fabulous Kerri Sackville is running a blogging challenge involving a #MyFirst theme each week.  This week is #MyFirst…Bestie and as I have been meaning for a long time to tell the story behind my nickname, I am joining in! In late 1963/early 1964 two neighbours in a western suburb […]

Flashback Friday: 1976

Today I’m flashing back to 1976. In February 1976 the fifth and last child in our family was born.  My sister Jacqueline (known to us as Jackie).  She wasn’t planned, but was a lovely surprise!  If she had been a boy, she was going to be called Matthew.  […]

365 Grateful – Day 38

I’m grateful to have newly acquired favourite childhood books! My parents recently came to visit and my mother presented me with a bag of goodies containing a few surprises, including the three pictured favourite books from my childhood.  The moment I saw them, I felt a sense of […]

365 Grateful – Day 9

I’m grateful that I had a very stable and happy childhood.  I was fortunate to have wonderful parents and siblings – a complete family unit.  I am the eldest child of five.  I have three sisters and one brother.  My childhood was filled with many happy memories. This […]