These pictures are from roughly the same time period as the previous post, but focus more on things I did outside of school.
The first computer I ever had at home:
My hamster was quite a talented escape artist. One time in particular, he managed to escape from his cage at night and mum later found him upstairs in the bathroom’s rubbish bin.
Most of my spare time was spent on my gameboy (and later my gameboy advance, pictured below):
I also enjoyed drawing as a child and liked to design characters for fantasy worlds. For a while I wanted to either write novels or draw comic books, but so far I’ve done neither. Maybe I should give it another go. Here is something I drew when I was perhaps around 11 years old:
During school breaks I went to a holiday playscheme because mum couldn’t take time off work. While there I mostly played on my gameboy advance in the corner of the room (raise your hand if you’re surprised… ok, nobody? I figured) but sometimes took part in the arts and crafts activities.
One time in particular we were doing clay modelling, and I made a rather convincing turd (which sadly I have no pictures of) and ended up being scolded by the playleaders and told to make something more sensible. “More sensible” in my mind meant “lets make a poisonous mushroom”, so I did:
If I ever find that clay turd I’m going to edit this post so you can see what all the fuss is about.
Playscheme also took us out on trips, and on one occasion I got a bit hyper and decided to photobomb the picture:
I also had very little fashion sense as a child. My outfit below is one of the more sensible ones:
Pairing such a nice dress with white socks and chunky black sandals is the least bizarre thing I did. On an average day it wouldn’t be unusual to see me wearing a bright orange tshirt, pink capri trousers and white trainers. I just wore whatever looked the most comfortable.
My mum tried to take me on holiday once. We quickly discovered that neither of us really like the beach very much. I think my face in the picture below says it all:
The sea life centre was nice though. Most of the pictures are old and faded, but here are 5 random ones that survived the passage of time:
I have no idea what the context of the next set of pictures was, but I’m guessing there was a zoo involved:
A young Hershi hesitantly petting a goat.