Last April, I made a post talking about some of the songs on my Nostalgia playlist. As I said then, I have over over 170 songs - over 250 now actually - and was only able to able to focus on twelve songs during that post. So of course, I couldn't resist coming back to the topic and sharing ten more of my favourites and the stories and memories connected to them!
Merry Christmas Eve!
The big day is almost here - hopefully your Christmas shopping is done, the presents wrapped (or nearly wrapped), the food is ready to go, and you're all excited to see what Santa has left under the tree for you. Like a good blogger, I'm writing this post well in advanced, but I bet Christmas Eve me is very excited for tomorrow - they'll be Christmas films on, Christmas Carols playing, last minute Christmas prep getting done, and all culminating in watching the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight on the tellie tonight. I wanted today's post, seeing as it is so close to Christmas, to be all about taking a trip down Christmas memory lane (aided along by photos and home movies), and sharing some of my favourite Christmas presents as a kid. Kind of like a retrospective 'What I Got For Christmas' post...
Hey There Everyone!
I recently cleared out and organised my cupboard, sorting out what I wanted to keep, donate or throw away. Big keepers are my board games, many of which I've commandeered from my Nan and Pop's, unbeknownst to my cousins (sshh). These games are some of my favourites and are full of so many memories, as well as being just generally fun games to play, as a child or an adult. So in honour of my 23rd birthday this week (gosh, I'm getting old!), I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and share with you some of my favourite board games, and the memories associated with them.
If I were to ask you 'what's something that instills a lot of nostalgia in you?' chances are music would be pretty high up on your list. It's crazy how much impact listening to a particular son, album or artist can have on your emotions and memories - at how you can be transported back to a moment in time and feel like you did then. I'm a very nostalgic person, so music is something I always love to revisit - jamming out to some of my favourite tunes from the past while remembering some great times and amazing people.
Because I'm such a nostalgic person, I created an entire nostalgia playlist on Spotify, and I thought I'd share with you just some of those songs and what they mean to me. But don't worry, I'm not going to go over ever single one of the 170 plus songs, just some of my favourites and the ones that have a story connected to them.
G'day mate, throw a shrimp on the barbie!
Oh god, did I really just use introduce my blog post like that? Talk about being a stereotypical Australian! But that's okay, because today's post is all about Australia. This Friday, the 26th of January is Australia Day here in Oz, and I thought I'd exploit our national day for blog views, because why not!
There's some things from my childhood that are not only iconic, but seem to be special to Australia, or at least more important to Australians. I've narrowed it down to five important things that I'm sure most of my fellow Aussies can relate to, and that those outside of Australia will be both intrigued and confused by, and possibly know what I'm talking about too.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I hope you're Christmas day is, or was, filled with love, laughter and friendship, however you may be celebrating. Even though it's Christmas Day, it's still a Monday, which means a new blog post. And since I've been really good recently with posting every week, I just couldn't skip an upload day! Today, I thought I'd share with you some Christmas memories, what Christmas has been like for me over the years, and what me and my family do today.
If you grew up in Australia, then you would be familiar with the awesomeness that was Yowie chocolate. But it wasn't the chocolate, although it was yummy, that had you begging your parents to buy one for you, it was the contents of the capsule inside the chocolate. What animal would you get this time? Would it be a new one, or would you have to trade with your friends?
It was a glorious time, that at some point during my childhood came to and end when Yowie production in Australia halted and they vanished from supermarket shelves. I didn't even know this happened until long after they were unavailable for purchase. But now they are back!