Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
I am a huge fan of the 90s. I was born in 1992 and so, I managed to see and remember, most of the decade. There are a lot of people who think that 90s kids have this god complex that they are the best thing since sliced bread. We don’t, we’re just nostalgic.
We were the last generation to really grow up without the binds of technology. Most kids these days have an ipod, and ipad, a mobile phone etc. I grew up playing outside, colouring in, playing with lego etc. It’s strange how much I’ve seen childhoods change for a lot of people.
With this in mind, I bring you the 90s Tag, which I originally saw on Underland to Wonderland’s blog and knew I had to do my own answers to the questions. You can find her blog post of the tag, here.
1. Favourite Disney Film?
When I was younger, my favourite Disney film was Pocahontas. When I got that on VHS I would watch it over and over and over again.
2. Favourite Music Artist?
It would have been a tough choice between the likes of Steps, S Club 7 or 5ive.
3. Favourite Sweets?
Starbursts, except they were called Opal Fruits when I was a kid.
4. Favourite Game? (Board game / school game)
Disney Monopoly or Disney Trivial Pursuit.
5. Favourite McDonalds ‘Happy Meal’ Toy?
I only ever went to McDonalds with friends as my Mam never took me, she cooked me food. My favourite toy though would have to have been when I got the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp. That or when you could get The Wombles in your Happy Meal.
6. Favourite Book?
I had a few. When I was very little it was Topsy & Tim. Then as I got older it was Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson.
7. Favourite Clothing Store?
Tamy became my favourite but that wasn’t really in the 90s, more early 00s when it became super popular to own clothes from there. I got my first pair of jeans from Tammy.
8. Favourite TV Show?
I feel like this may need it’s own blog post but for now, here’s a small list: The Snorks, Sonic Underground, The Moomins, Monster Rancher, Pokemon, Digimon, Albert the Fifth Musketeer, Arthurt, Mona the Vampire to name a few.
9. What Show Would You Watch After School?
Anything that was on CBBC/CITV when I got in from school. usually stuff like 50/50, Get Your Own Back, Art Attack, Mona the Vampire, Blue Peter etc.
10. What Was Your Favourite 90s Game Show?
I used to watch the Generation Game with my Grandparents every Saturday night.
11. Did You Own A Virtual Pet? (Cyberpet, Tamagotchi etc)
Nope, I didn’t get a cyber pet as a child.
12. Favourite Video Game and System To Play On?
I got a Playstation 1 when I was younger and I loved it.
13. Weirdest Fashion Trend?
So many of them but that’s what made the 90s great. Everything you look back on now and think was strange has at least come back into fashion once recently. Except shell suits, because what the actual heck? Bright garish colour tracksuits. Chav tastic back in the 90s.
14. Favourite Toy?
During my childhood I had a Madame Cholet soft toy that I used to take everywhere. I cherished her so much and got super upset when she started to become rather tatty and began to fall apart.
15. Favourite Nickelodeon Show?
I didn’t have sky as a child so didn’t watch Nickeloeon but I know of some shows that were shown on CBBC or CITV from there such as Kenan and Kel and Sabrina the Teenage Witch; both I loved.
a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below