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Remembering the 90’s

I am going to start off by saying I was born in 1991, so I remember the 90’s pretty well: the more I think about it, the more I seem to remember. I like to type The 90’s into Google sometimes, and reminisce about the good old days!

I have based this post on the 90’s tag: originally, there are 14 questions to answer about what you remember from the 90’s. As I started writing, I realised I was going a bit over the top with my answers and the post was becoming very long, so, I have decided to do it in 2 parts. I have also put in a few extra questions of my own to make it more fun!

(Header photo by Simone Acquaroli on Unsplash)

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What was your favourite Disney film?

It was, and always will be the Lion King! Can you believe it was released in 1994?! I remember watching all the popular 90’s Disney films apart from Mulan, Hercules and The Hunchback Of Norte Dame- they just didn’t appeal to me. I also loved all the Toy Story films, and still do! Tarzan was also another favourite- I remember loving the soundtrack. My sister and I used to watch Disney films ALL the time!


Who was your favourite music artist?

I don’t remember having a favourite music artist until I was in my teens. In the 90’s, cassettes were still a thing- I remember our mum used to buy them from Woolworths for us. My sister and I loved the ‘Barbie Girl’ song by Aqua, it must have driven our parents crazy! Another one of our favourite songs was ‘Witch Doctor’ by Cartoons…cringe!


What were your favourite sweets?

To be honest, I have always preferred chocolate to sweets but I would eat them sometimes. My sister and I used to love going to Wilko to buy their pick and mix sweet (I just buy homeware from there now!). I also remember loving Flumps, Bubbaloo Gum, Freddo chocolate bars (remember when they cost 10p?!), Melody Pops, Cartoonies chocolate filled biscuits, Nerds and much more.


What was your favourite book?

There is one book that really stands out from when I was very young, it was called ‘Dirty Old Teddy’- I still have it now! I was also a big fan of all the Beatrice Potter books, I had a cute box set of all the books- Jemima Puddle Duck has always been my favourite!

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 What was your favourite board game?

My sister and I used to play so many board games! There was a wardrobe in the spare bedroom where we kept all our board games and other toys. Here are a few I remember:

Enchanted Palace: My sister and I were actually reminiscing about this game the other day, we remembered everything about it apart from what it was called- it took several Google searches to remember its name!

Mouse Trap: Another game which stands out to me is Mouse Trap. We never actually used to play it correctly, we didn’t know how, so we just made our own fun with it.

Pretty Pretty Princess: This was such a girly game! This was a game where you got to play with plastic jewellery and pretend to be a princess- we used to love it and was obsessed with the jewellery.

Other honourable mentions go to: Elefun, Tumblin’ Monkeys, Buckaroo (used to scare me, though!), Bed Bugs, The Magic Tooth Fairy Game and Operation.


What was your favourite McDonalds ‘Happy Meal’ toy?

We didn’t go to McDonald’s very often, maybe once/twice a month on a Sunday coming home from the car boot sale. We used to go for birthday treats sometimes as well with a couple of friends, it was such a treat. I remember being so excited to find out what the next toys were going to be! My sister and I loved Toy Story, so I’m going to say the Toy Story toys were my favourite! I also remember loving the TY Beanie Baby collection and the mini Furby collection.


 What was your favourite clothing store?

In the 90’s when I was very young, I don’t think I would have had a favourite clothing store: I’m pretty sure most of my clothes were bought from charity shops and car boot sales. When I started to pick some of my own clothing, my favourite store was Tammy- who else remembers Tammy clothing? My sister and I were obsessed with the t-shirts they sold in there- I remember they all sassy cartoon girls on the front. I also remember having a pair of mega flared denim look trousers.


What did you use to do at the weekend?

We used to visit my grandparents (dad’s parents) every Saturday afternoon and spend a couple of hours with them. We would go home just before 5 and pick up some chips on the way home to have for tea.

In the summer, we would spend a lot of time outside as we lived in the countryside. On Sundays, we would often go to the coast, go for a walk somewhere, or go to a car boot sale. In the afternoon, mum would pick my nan up (mum’s mum), and she would stay for tea. We always had a cold tea on Sunday, my Nan and I would always have a jam sandwich.

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What was your favourite TV show?

Nickelodeon TV shows are covered below! There are so many other cartoons  I remember watching as well, such as: Recess, The Cramp Twins, Hey Arthur, The Powerpuff Girls. I also remember being a massive fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley shows and films! My sister and I also used to Lizzie McGuire non-stop!

What show would you watch after school?

I don’t think I used to watch TV after school. We used to always have tea at 5, so by the time we had changed out of your uniform there wasn’t much time. We used to always watch Blue Peter when we ate our tea.


Did you own a virtual pet?

Yes, I had a Tamagotchi.  I remember I had a yellow one and my sister had a pale blue and pink coloured one I think. I don’t think we played with them very long though, I don’t think we really grasped the concept of them. I remember we bought them from the car boot sale!

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The picture is from HERE


What was your favourite Nickelodeon show?

I think I watched most of the Nickelodeon shows! Rugrats was definitely my favourite…I can still remember the theme tune now! I also remember watching The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold! and CatDog.


What was your favourite video game and system to play on?

My sister and I played a lot of computer games. Who remembers playing Reader Rabbit on the computer?! My sister and I were obsessed with it- it was a fun learning game.

I’m not sure if it was released in the 90’s, but Theme Hospital was a big bit with us. We used to play it for hoursss! I would still like to play it now, to be honest.

Rock Raiders anyone?! This was released late 90’s, probably started playing it early 00’s. I remember I was so proud of myself when I completed the whole game! I don’t think my sister played this one, so I had the game to myself!

Finally, another game I used to play was ‘Creatures’…it was the best game ever! It was an artificial life game, you had to look after your creatures, and help them explore their world! So, so fun!

Reader Rabbit- HERE/Theme Hospital- HERE/ Rockraiders- HERE/Creatures- HERE


What was your weirdest fashion trend?

I don’t think I was (or ever will be!) ‘trendy’. I remember Mum used to buy most of my clothes from charity shops and car boot sales. She used to dress me in leggings all the time, like brightly coloured patterned ones! When I was a little older and started to pick a few clothes out for myself ‘Tammy’ was my favourite shop (I also mentioned Tammy in part 1). I remember wearing the tops shown below!

All pictures are from- HERE


What was your favourite toy?

I can’t remember having a specific favourite toy apart from my cuddly toy ducks. They came everywhere with me…I still have a couple now, all be it a bit tattered! We had a lot of toys, but like I said before lots were secondhand from car boots sales and charity shops. We liked girly girl toys like Barbies and dolls. Here are some pictures of toys I remember having…

Furby- HERE, Polly Pocket- HERE, Roller Skates- HERE, Playmobil- HERE, Pokemon Cards- HERE, My Little Pony- HERE


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58 thoughts on “Remembering the 90’s

  1. Fellow 1991 born here! 🙂 I looooooved The Lion King! But fun story, we only had it in Spanish so growing up I would be so confused when a teacher would play it in class and it would be in English! I would still know it immediately if I heard it in Spanish but it would take a tad longer if I heard it in English.

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  2. You’ve bought me right down memory lane! I would’ve answered the same for the McDonald’s Happy Meal…the TY beanie toys were my fave!

    And Tammy!!!! Who can forget? I remember they were my favourite when I was about 8-11 years old. It was like the coolest shop. Now little kids are buying Abercrombie and Hollister!! 😂😂

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  3. Hey, I was born 1950 but I can see that it is good to have a healthy relationship era wise. This was very good. I’m sure that some enjoyed this more than I (having been through it as a growing experience relative to age….). But understand that I enjoyed it. Thanks for composting it. And for having gone through it in a special way (perspective).

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  4. I was born in 83 so my 90s adolescent experience may have been a bit different. Gadzooks was the hot shop for Calvin Klein crop tops & mega wide leg Lee Pipes & I definitely wanted to live with the Matthews family on Boy Meets World! I ❤the 90s!

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  5. These kind of posts are always so fascinating to read as they bring back so many forgotten memories. I was a DJ in London in the ’90s and played lots of the current music to a packed dancefloor. I also have a feature on my blog which covers music from the past and this week we stopped off in 1999 to hear Geri Halliwell sing. 🎤

    Great post, Emma, and thanks for bringing back so many happy memories to me.

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  6. Wow, in 1991, I was 14 years old wanting to go on and conquer the world but not quite knowing how to do it. I was quite geeky but didn’t want to be (now I’d be a proud geek) but wanted to be one of the popular girls. Three years later I had my first serious boyfriend, another two years later and I had my own house and mortgage. By 1999, I was 22 and didn’t realise that my life would change so much for the better over the next 17 years! It’s both interesting and scary to dissect a portion of your life like that…

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  7. I graduated from high school in ’93. I have no idea what half of that was but I’m American so I think a lot of it we just didn’t have. Except Nerds. 🙂 I could make a guess for a few things. It’s so fun to think about our childhood’s sometimes. For me, the 90’s represent growing into adulthood. High school and living on my own. Working a lot and going to college. My friends were a central theme. Everytime I hear a Green Day song, it takes me back. Then, later meeting my husband and hanging at one specific bar (even though I didn’t drink back then. I was an anomaly) but we sure did have fun!

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  8. Well what do you know, I was born in 1991 too! The tail end of it anyway. Good old Disney, I must’ve watched The Lion King a million times. Mulan is my favourite, and funnily enough I’ve been getting back into the classic Disney renaissance films. I rewatched the Little Mermaid not too long ago 🙂

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  9. Lovely post although you have made me feel very old…. the fact that I am very old shouldn’t come into it… so old that I can remember the 70’s better than the 90’s. But it was fun travelling back to your childhood with you.

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  10. OMG I LOVE THIS! I’m a 1995 baby so I was quite young in the 90’s but I remember everything you mentioned! I seriously love this! Would you mind check out my page? If you want we can follow each other and be internet friends!
    Love, Mimi

    blushydarling.com

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