- Saturday, 11 April 2015 -

You Know You Were a 90s Kid When...

Hello my lovelies! I don't think I've ever lost grasp of the 90s - still captivated by catching them all on Pokemon, and breathing a little gasp of joy every time I see an original Polly Pocket sitting pretty in a charity shop, I love the nostalgia that blooms inside you, transporting you back to a simpler time. From time to time, I still like to indulge in the nostalgia of the 90s, whether it's flicking over to a game of The Crystal Maze on TV or simply screaming Wannabe at the top of my lungs as The Spice Girls come on the radio. There are some things that I don't miss though: I sometimes still can't quite believe the convenience of wireless internet, not having to experience the gruelling moan of the dreaded dial-up connection and the painful prospect of being interrupted as your parents declare that they need to use the phone during your mid-surfing session. Although I'd never ever want to trade my memories of the decade, these truly are the experiences every 90s child will understand...

The agonising disappointment of opening up a new CD only to discover that the lyrics on the leaflet are missing. How else are we to rhyme off all the words of track number 3?!

"Aww, my Nokia 3210 has just ran out of battery" - said no one EVER. 

Rolling into school with those stick-on earrings attached to each ear, nodding in pride as you confess to your friends that yes, you did just have your ears pierced.

Being absolutely buzzing as you come down to breakfast in the morning and cracking open a new box of cereal, only to find to your delight a new fiddly toy to amuse you for all of 10 minutes.

You feed it, you nourished it, you loved it. Yet somehow your damn Tamagotchi pet still managed to die.

Kitting out your room with inflatable furniture, dream catchers and a mountain of Beanie Babies sat in a corner.

Attempting to keep up with the current slang of your classmates with phrases like "I know you are but what am I", "Talk to the hand because the face ain't listening" and "Take a picture it lasts longer" Sassy. As. FUCK.

Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were the greatest TV channels on earth. Wanting to be Bubbles or Blossom but never Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls) and desperately wanting to know what orange soda tastes like (Kenan and Kel).

Pokemon trading cards, Pogs and Tazos were basically playground currency.

Thinking the Goosebumps books were scary, only to be exposed to the television series and never wanting to sleep alone again.

Whenever a friend approaches you asking where you got your sweet accessories or bitchin' clothes from, only to respond with either Tammy Girl or Claire's.

Having a love/hate relationship with your Furby.

When technology was so much simpler - repairing a Nintendo game cartridge by blowing in it and saving all of your shit on floppy discs.

Going on a long drive with your parents and torturing them with hours upon hours of obsessively playing Bop It.

  1. Love this post! Brought back some memories, thank you for sharing and loved the picture of the My Little Pony too :) xx

  2. Yes yes YES to all of it haha definitely a 90's kid whether I want to be or not haha I recently rewatched a load of shows on Netflix from my childhood and they weren't as good as I remembered haha. Awesome post, nice bit of nostalgia! x

    Sophie Elizabeth

  3. Oh the whole lyrics in CD cases thing - I was trying to explain that to a noughties child the other day, she was completely blank faced, couldn't comprehend the world before Google haha! I love watching reruns of things like the Crystal Maze, or basically any kind of show where are prizes involved, as they were so rubbish (but great at the time!!) xx

  4. Pokemon cards were my life! I still have them haha
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

  5. Ah, this made me feel all warm inside and made me smile, I definitely miss my younger days. And I kinda want a Tamagotchi now :D


  6. Haha great post! Used to absolutely HATE 'I know you are you said you are but what am I?' Because I had a friend who repeated it over and over. It's funny to look back on now though. And I was the only kid I knew who was scared of Furbies! Oh man. Loved this anyway, I could relate to every one!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty.Somethings

  7. Oh wow what a brilliant post haha! I definitely did every single one of these until pokemon cards were banned in my school (with digimon) and the time my fury wouldn't go to sleep so I threw it in the cupboard & it still wouldn't be quiet haha! I had so many tamagotchis! Did you ever have those aliens that were horrible to touch and we're supposed to grow if you wet them or left them in the sun or something haha! Oh I love this post :)

    Love Claire xx


  8. Loved this post Claire! I may not have been a nineties kid (well I was around for the last few months of it!) but I'm glad to say a lot of this continued into the 00's!
    Hattie // hattiehards.blogspot.co.uk

  9. The 90's were the BEST DAYS!!!!! I with it was still the 90's, can we turn back time pleeeeease? x

    Temporary:Secretary | Fashion and Beauty Blog

  10. Inflatable sofas <3 And solving all IT issues with your breathe lol. Brilliant :)
    Gill x EyelinerFlicks

  11. Haha I love this post =] I really do miss the 90's!


  12. oh they lyrics inside the CD covers! I'd forgotten all about that! Before the days of just looking them up online. Great post!


  13. Oh my gosh this was amazing, the memories coming flooding back. Literally my life as a 90's kid right here. Fantastic post,really fun to read :) <3 x

  14. My boyfriend discovered that Goosebumps is on Netflix yesterday and even now it's pretty terrifying! I'm surprised I was able to sleep after watching it as a little kid.

    I loved Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network (and SMTV Live!) when I was little - I remember feeling so grown up when I started watching Trouble, haha!


  15. "I know you are but what am I?" I'm laughing too much haha, this was a staple phrase in my household. They need to bring back toys in cereal boxes, I swear I'd be more appreciative of them now!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  16. I love my tamagotchi and bop it - swear I have them round here somewhere... x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  17. Absolutely loved this im certainly a 90s kid. And can relate to all of them haha xx


  18. Loving this post! Brilliant :) xx

  19. This post is fab :) So true about the cereal box toys. Rice Krispies was my kryptonite :) xx

  20. Loved this post - brought back a bunch of really nice memories (apart from bop it... never owned bop it)...

    I don't think we'll ever stop being 90's children, it'll just be revival after revival.

    little miss fii || Fii x

  21. Love this post I remember all of these. Brings back memories! :D


  22. OH MY GOD! Every single one is so true. :D
    Apart from I love Buttercup the most!! Haha!
    Sarah xx

  23. Yes yes and yes!

    Fashion Wheel, The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Saved By The Bell, wanting Sabrina the Teenage Witch's powers or a talking cat, sea monkeys as pets, penny sweets, Space Invaders crisps, tip tops! The list goes on!! : D

    Faded Windmills

  24. Ah, the memories! My mum used to always find my Polly Pockets in the hoover...

    I am a few years older than other people in my year at university and when I was talking about 'How 2' with Fred Dineage the other day, they just stared at me blankly. That show was great for little science-lovers like me!

    I think kids nowadays have it good because they don't have to call on the house phones and ask their friend's parents if they can speak to them - awkward and scary! Also running to record songs off the radio/TV that you really wanted but couldn't afford the CD.

    Great post, Claire!


  25. Loved reading this post! Bought back some amazing memories. :) The 90's was definitely the best time in my opinion! Thanks for writing a great post! :D

    Sophie xx

  26. Life would be so much better if cereal still came with toys
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

  27. Haha that is so true, no one ever wanted to be Buttercup!!

    Loved this post. The 90s were so special. A golden era I say!

    Sophia :) xxxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

  28. Buttercup was always my favourite Power Puff Girl!