Wednesday, 17 June 2015

My Childhood Favourites

If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, or know me in real life, you may know that I'm now finished with school and my summer has started (more blog posts, yay!). I'm definitely growing up and will be attending college in September, and turning 17 the following month.

Recently I've been thinking about things that I've loved regarding entertainment throughout my childhood, from a little girl to teenager. When I really love an artist/film/TV show, it'll usually be in my life for ages, and be responsible for a lot of  memories. I thought it would be fun to share my childhood favourites with you, it might even remind you of things that you used to love!

I absolutely adored Barbie, they made a regular appearance as birthday and Christmas presents for many years. I'm really not very sporty, so I always loved playing with Barbies and making up little scenarios. There were also several Barbie films that I loved (Swan Lake, Princess and the Pauper, 12 Dancing Princesses, weirdest names ever if you're not familiar with them), so I obviously had to have the dolls from those films, too! I used to love the dresses and the fact that they could sing or talk, and often imagined having their clothes in human sizes! Yep, Barbie was a key part of my childhood.

Girls Aloud
To use the language of 2015, Girls Aloud were definitely the first singer/band for me to 'stan'. In fact, my first ever concert was their Tangled Up tour in 2008! That's very important to me. I have all their albums and tend to listen to them from time to time. I was always obsessed with their music videos too. Linking back to Barbie, I even had Girls Aloud in Barbie form! Cheryl was always my favourite and I'm still a fan of her now, but Girls Aloud were amazing. 

Disney Channel
I grew up in the era of Lizzie McGuire, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny With A Chance. Demi, Selena and Miley were literally my idols, I still love Demi and Selena now. These shows had big influence on me, especially Hannah Montana a you would find merchandise all over my room and the albums on repeat. What girl wouldn't want her amazing closet? We can't forget the incredible films Disney gave us either. Of course, I'm talking about High School Musical and Camp Rock! Disney will never be the same again and if I watched these shows now they would definitely make me laugh and smile.

Boy bands
Of course, there has to be a boy band (or several!). For me there were two particular boybands that caught my attention (if you follow me on Twitter you might have already guessed one of them!). The first group I'm going to mention was brought on thanks to my Disney phase: the Jonas Brothers. I was obsessed and drove my family mad. Nick was a ultimate crush and although I'm not a fan of him now, whenever I see him on the tele it takes me back to those times! I even saw them live in 2009. 

However, not long after I said goodbye to my Jonas phase, another boy band caught my eye/ears and saw me through half of my teenage years: The Wanted. Out of all my favourites, I probably felt the closest to this one because I was discovering social media at the same time! I loved The Wanted, their songs were so fun and the boys were very funny. I always had a (huge) soft spot of Nathan and although The Wanted aren't together anymore, I'm still supporting him now which is still just as fun!

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my childhood, a lot of memories passed through my mind whilst writing this!

Did this post remind you of any childhood favourites? What did you love, or still love now?



  1. I remember making a dance routine up to Sound of the Underground with my friends in the playground in year 5 - I loved them too!

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