I was born right at the beginning of 1992, so looking back on things from the 90s is very nostalgic for me. I miss it in many ways, even though I often wonder what on earth my mum was dressing me in! “It was nice at the time”, she tells me. I have to admit, though, I did buy myself some sparkly silver jelly shoes in River Island the year before last when they came back into fashion!
I am a 90s kid through and through, so when I saw the 90s tag blog post by Jasmine at Thoughts From Jasmine I was so excited. Then I was asked to do it in this wonderful post over at The Bits and Bobs in my Brain.
Before we get started, here’s a picture of me in the 90s. LOL.
1. Favourite Disney film?
Please don’t hate me, but I’ve never been a huge Disney fan! I do like Disney films though! My favourites back in the 90’s were probably Lady and the Tramp and Mulan. I thought Mulan was such a strong woman and great role-model.
2. Favourite music artist?
Are you kidding? The Spice Girls, of course! Wannabe was the first single I ever bought. I remember my parents buying it for me in 1996 from Asda’s when I was 4 and feeling so excited! I wasn’t allowed to have a Kinder Egg as well, but I wanted the tape more! I had all of their singles on tape in a basket next to my bed which I’d play on my Fisher Price tape player and sing along into the microphone attached to it. Sometimes I even stood on the top of the slide in the garden, performing their songs; mortifying, I know!
My best friend and I often had full-blown arguments about who was Baby Spice. She said it should be her because she was blonde, but I said it should be me as my hair was always in bunchies.
When they broke up, I cried.
3. Favourite sweets?
Thinking back, I absolutely loved Rainbow Drops! I also liked Black Jacks, Fruit Salad, Sherbert Dips, Dib Dabs, Swizzle Sticks and those small fluorescent coloured tubes of sherbert you bought at school discos which were virtually impossible to get into. I can still remember the horrible feeling of the plastic against my teeth as I tried to rip them open! I also loved when Chupa Chups brought out Pokemon Chupa Chups which came with a Pokemon sticker!
4. Favourite game?
I loved playing Frustration and Cluedo with my parents. Pop Up Pirate was a write-off after it popped up and hit me in the forehead. It hurt me and the shock made me cry! I also loved Elefun, jumping up to catch as many butterflies as I could in the net!
5. Favourite McDonald’s Happy Meal toy?
Beanie Babies were a staple 90s toy, so it was brilliant when they were in Happy Meals. I also loved when they did Hot Wheels cars and tracks (I’d always tell my parents to make sure they gave me the ‘boy’s toy’ when they were doing Hot Wheels). Betty Spaghettis were another good one. I think the small Pokemon toys were probably my favourite though and being the geek I am, I think I still have my Butterfree somewhere!
6. Favourite book?
My favourite three authors were probably Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I didn’t discover Harry Potter or Jacqueline Wilson until just into the 2000s! I wanted to visit the Faraway Tree so badly, to visit the different lands, try the amazing sweets and go down the slippery-slip on a carefully selected cushion. Roald Dahl’s books are just so brilliant that I couldn’t even attempt to choose a favourite! The film adaptation of Matilda was great too, but scared me SO much. I loved Miss Honey though.
7. Favourite clothing store?
As a young teenager, I loved Tammy! However, I was 7 by the end of the 90s so I didn’t really have a favourite clothing store. I remember having a mustard jumper and dungarees that I loved from Mothercare. Once I begged my mum for some cheap jeans from Tesco to customise like I’d seen in Girl Talk magazine, but to no avail.
8. Favourite TV show?
How am I supposed to choose just one? I loved Pokemon, Pb & J Otter, SM:TV Live, Fun House, Postman Pat, Noddy and Fireman Sam to name just a few. TV for kids was GREAT in the 90s! If I had to choose, I guess I’d say SM:TV Live. Every Saturday morning I’d watch it and my parents wouldn’t mind watching it either. From Cat the Dog, to Chums (their version of Friends), Wonky Donkey and Anty and Decky the garden goblins, it was all just pure brilliance! How they got away with things like ‘dizzy water’ and ‘Prozac’ the giggle fairy, I’ll never know!
9. What show would you watch after school?
I remember watching Mona the Vampire, Arthur and Hey Arnold a lot after school! I also enjoyed How 2. I could never really get into Blue Peter.
10.Did you own a virtual pet?
Nope! I always wanted a Tamagotchi so badly, but my parents thought they were rubbish. I had a Furby though – actually, I had two!
11. Favourite video game and system to play on?
I didn’t have a video system until the early 2000s when I got a Playstation 2, a couple of years after its release (which was awesome, because it meant I got to have a much more modern looking silver one rather than a black one!) I did sometimes get to play with a friend’s Playstation though, which I loved.
12. Weirdest fashion trend?
Body glitter and skirts over trousers. I actually managed to talk my parents into getting me a grey skirt/trouser combo and I felt so cool at my primary school! As for body glitter…why, just why? I still remember the sickly sweet smell of mine that I’d put on before school discos where we’d dance to Oops Upside Your Head, Don’t Blame it on the Boogie, Vindaloo, Cotton Eyed Joe, YMCA and 5, 6, 7, 8.
13. Favourite toy?
I absolutely loved my Furbies, but I think my favourite toys were probably my Barbies and toy cars. I’d spend hours playing with the cars and doing fashion shows with the Barbies. In the summer, Ken would come outside with me in his swimming shorts and one of my Barbies who had a bikini.
14. Favourite Nickelodeon show?
I didn’t have cable or satellite TV until the early 2000s, so sadly I missed out on Nickelodeon programmes in the 90s! I later loved (and still enjoy) programmes such as Drake and Josh and Spongebob Squarepants though!
So, now I need to tag some other 90s kids to do this if they’d like to!
Kez at What Would Dory Do?
Robyn at Robyn Thompson
Stephanie at Wanderlust Pulse
Nicole at Uninspired Blog
Tasha at It’s a Tasha Thing
Alicia at Alicia a la mode
If you do decide to do it, please send me the link as I’d love to reminisce with you!
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20 thoughts on “The 90s tag – my life as a 90s kid!”
I loved this ? Made me think all about my childhood! So much or what you said is true!
Thanks for nominating me lovely ?
This was so nostalgic! I was born in the late 90’s but a lot of this stuff was still around. Betty Spaghetti’s were my favourite, I remember selling them at a ‘car boot sale’ I had on my driveway with about four items ahaha. Tamagotchi’s were and probably are one of favourite toys, not to forgot Mouse trap, Don’t Wake Dad and Buckaroo!
I am an 80s kid so remember most of this fondly 🙂 I was liking this stuff as a teenager 🙁 old old old old old #bestandworst
Ha this makes me feel less old than I thought…I was born in 1984 but a lot of what you have said applies to me too. I was Spice Girls mad and I could never get into Blue Peter either. I did have a Tamagotchi though. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
This made me feel quite old, seeing how young you were in the 90s, when I was born in the early 80s so the 90s were my teenage years! A lot of it was still very familiar though! x #TheList
Aah so many memories! I loved Hey Arnold and also shopped in Tammy!! #thelistlinky
I was born right at the beginning of the 1990, so I’ve got lots of memories from the 90s! My favourite sweets had to be flying saucers and rainbow drops…and I’m so loving your choice of TV shows! I’d add Recess to that list too though 🙂 Oh and The Magic Schoolbus!
I love cluedo still, it is one of my favourites! I had forgot all about rainbow drops – yummy! X #bestandworst
I love the nineties! I was born in 83 so have lots of memories of that decade. I won’t start going on else I’d be here all night! #TheListLinky
I don’t know what it was about Blue Peter. I think it perhaps was just too clean cut for me!
Oops, sorry! x
Yum, I love flying saucers! I used to like biting the end off and flying them around on my tongue!
I can’t believe I forgot about Recess and The Magic Schoolbus. I watched Recess loads as a child.
Have you for tagging me, I need to do this one! I used to love shopping in Tammy!
This was a fun read ? I wanted this electronic planner with a digital puppy set but my mom wouldn’t get it for me. She did get me some knock off dino pet and 16 in 1 virtual pets. I also have a giga pet. I still have them.
Oh man I had a Tamagotchi and I used to be obsessed with it, I’d take it with me everywhere! I also used to be obsessed with watching Arthur! Although…even now at my age I still wouldn’t mind watching Arthur 😉
Julia // The Sunday Mode
I don’t think I’d mind watching Arthur as an adult either! I’ve watched some things that I liked as a kid as an adult and thought they were rubbish. However, I don’t think Arthur would be one of them 🙂
I was born in 1990, so my memories of the 90s are pretty good. I loved that time, and your post certainly brought back a lot of memories for me! I loved body glitter – if wear to all my school discos. Pretty sure my head looked like an actual disco ball.
I just did a post about my favourite 90s fashion which you can check out if you’d like to!
Woowww this brought back some memories!