A Trip Down Memory Lane…

A Trip Down Memory Lane…

When you become a parent it brings so much to your life and a lot of things that you are not prepared for. One of my guilty pleasures is buying clothes for my girls, I just love it. More than buying clothes for myself.

What I also love is seeing all the brilliant toys you can get now, yes I am showing my age. But, there really is a toy for everything now and such a wide selection. My girls love to play with their dolls and pushchairs, plus they love the dolls house and Holly will play for hours with all her Peppa Pig Toys.

What I really love is when toys that I played with as a child are still around now and I can see my own children enjoy them just like I did.

It first started with the fisher price telephone, I just couldn’t believe they still made them and both my girls had a lot of fun playing with this.

More recently we brought Alice, Guess Who and she laughs when I tell I played this game as a child with uncle David. I think it makes her want to play it more, knowing that I loved it as a child. I still love it now!

The one game that I can’t wait to play with them, and I think Alice is nearly old enough. Is Monopoly, my brother and I used to spend hours playing this as children. I used to always be the boot and he had the car, of course I was banker every time!

I asked my fellow bloggers what toys they remember playing with as children, here is what they had to say…

“I loved Sylvanian Families – I had a huge mansion and a gypsy caravan and about every animal family you could think of. I used to come up with the most complex stories for them!”  – Katy, Hot Pink Wellingtons 

 “I had a large collection of Polly Pockets that I would play with for hours. My Mam still has them all in her loft after I refused to throw them!”  – Nadine, Then I Became A Mum

“I had a heffalump that I loved but my thing was Barbie – my dad built me a whole Barbie house one Christmas that had working lights and everything” – Alex, Better Together Home

“Bluebird – A La Carte Kitchen. I got it for Christmas when I was four (almost 5) and loved it!” – Sarah, Boo Roo and Tigger Too

“It was all about the dolls for me, I had the most delicious Strawberry Shortcake doll, Rainbow Bright & lots of Sindy dolls.” – Angela, Adventures in Websterland

“I had a Spirograph that was basically my life!” – Kelly, Let’s go somewhere nice

“I had this walking doll called Sarah. I loved her so much! She was so big that she used to wear my old dresses.” – Katie, REOlife

“Dream Phone! It was so awful – a board game trying to figure out which fictional boy had a crush on you. But I loved it and so did all of my friends… ” – Amy, The Mighty Duxbury’s 

“I had a plastic green treehouse that popped open for dolls to live inside. It had a swing and I loved it!” – Deborah, Country, Heart and Home

“Trolls! It’s been lovely seeing them come back again thanks to the film. I had hundreds and even got my Brownies collectors badge for my impressive collection.” – Beth, Twinderlmo 

I too loved Trolls, had that plastic green treehouse and loved my Spirograph!

The next toys that I know my girls are going to love, especially Alice are the cute Genie Girls. They are collectables and Alice will love opening them up to see what is inside. Plus with a secret colour change to find and they can sit on a lantern that glows, I know they will be going onto Alice’s wish list.

Not heard of Genie Girls? You will soon I’m sure, take a look here…


Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.


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  1. 14/02/2017 / 10:04

    Oh these look great! We’ve just watched the video and I now have two girls sat here going ‘I want genie girls’ xx

  2. 14/02/2017 / 16:07

    Oh I loved Guess Who as well and my eldest plays it a lot now. We’re also into snakes and ladders here at the moment, I think our next purchase will be drafts. Not sure my relationship with my husband would cope with monopoly, we’re much too competitive for that!

  3. 14/02/2017 / 20:50

    N has my old Guess Who. So much better than the new version where it’s really hard to see the differences in the faces.

    I bought him junior monopoly 2nd hand which he never got into, so it’s been got rid of and I’m looking forward to getting the proper one when he’s a bit older (I was always the boot too).

  4. 18/02/2017 / 23:27

    Heheh I had a couple of Polly Pockets that my now three-year old daughter plays with x