Can you remember?
My favourite top
My mother used to hate the sound these made!
My uncle was a chiropodist and gave me a pair of these. They were supposed to be good for your feet but oh my word they were uncomfortable.
Trolls – mine were bigger but I loved them!
You always travelled with one!
I loved wearing these when I was little. I felt so grown up…
Oh the big day of getting your first bra. It was not nice being the first or last to need one but for those in the middle it was a big moment.
I didn’t have many slides – Bible stories, seven wonders of the world and a story.
I thought these were wonderful. Could never figure out how they worked. I wonder if kids today would be just as fascinated?
These I loved! Some of them had letters or sentences but the number ones were my favourite. The predecessor to Rubik’s Cube?
They still make these actually – someone sent me one not so long ago!
My mother had a couple of these and I was fascinated by them.
If you lost one of the lead sections you were screwed!
My father used these
I can still remember how these felt
Pick Up Sticks!
In South Africa these used to come free with Raadsaal coffee. I had a huge collection, which means we must have drunk huge amounts of caffeine!
On your doorstep each morning
Push the bottom and the legs and head buckle
I used to rub this all over myself and lie in the sun for hours and hours
And when you got mouth ulcers, scrapes, temperatures, itches etc
Every Friday night…