Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

I’m taking a break from the TBT Nails for this week as I wanted to do another TBT kind of post. When I was at home last month, I discovered a bunch of things that I had kept from over the years and thought this might be a fun post to do. I did a similar kind of post when I first moved out of home and went through all my junk (you can find that one here).

Page from a kids Filofax Activity thing


I used to love these kinds of things, where you could fill in all your favourites. I have no idea when this is from to be honest, but I had at first listed Jumanjii as my favourite film but crossed it out for Greece (ha, I totally meant Grease! My spelling is so bad here). I had Robin Williams listed as my favourite actor (even before his death earlier this week I was going to do this post and when I remembered this page after I heard the news it made me feel even sadder. He was a massive part of my childhood, of some many people’s childhoods, and some of his films are still my absolute favourites. I could go on but if there’s one thing we can take away from all this is that mental health is still such an important thing to talk about). I had Brookside listed as my favourite TV programme! What kind of kid was I?!



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On the left is the Grease soundtrack (well, couldn’t have it as my favourite film without having the soundtrack!), with the bonus songs of Blame it on the Boogie and Canned Heat at the end of the tape to fill up the space! On the left is one of my oldest tapes, the second tape in a Disney compilation that I got one Christmas off my uncle to go with the cassette player I got that year. I think I was 7? No idea where the first tape is though, which is a shame.


Selection of Old Nokias


If there was a nuclear war, you can be damn sure there would be Nokias still intact! Before my current iPhone (which was my mother’s phone before I got it), all I owned were Nokias. These are all of them except my very first one, Nokia 3310, which I sold after I got the one on the far right, which was my very first camera phone. After that one went, I got the middle one which lasted me 4 years before upgrading to the one on the left. I still own a Nokia for my English number though I should really swap my phones around.


Barbie Postcard

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This was sent by a cousin who lives in London, before her summer holidays over in Ireland. From the address on the postcard, I would date this around 2000.


Lemony Snickett Print


My sister printed this off and slipped it under my bedroom door one day. Not creepy or sinister at all….


2003 Elle Diary

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Oh to be young again! I used this diary to fill in things that I did so I could remember and I’m glad I did. It shows so many things, like my first time meeting friends (including my boyfriend of 9 years!), all the fun things I did with these friends (cinema, discos, hanging out with each other), serious things like my Nana dying and the things pictured above (Justin Timberlake concert, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book release and my Junior Cert results). It filled with fond, fond memories.


Christmas Card from 1998

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While I still have a lot of cards and stuff that I got from primary school (specifically this year, as it was my last year there before moving), I don’t know why this wasn’t with the others, packed away in storage. Perhaps because of the way my name was spelt wrong?! (seriously people, it’s not that hard!)


Favourite and Least Favourite Colour Sweet

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In Transition Year, I decided to survey my friends on their favourite and least favourite sweet colour (what a barrel of laughs I am!). It was probably sparked by an argument with some friend over which was best. Here’s the results below.

Colour Favourite Least Favourite
Purple/Black 5 4
Red 6 1
Green 5 2
Yellow 2 4
Orange 3 2

Red seems to be most popular, with the purple/black the most polarizing. My favourite is green and yellow is least favourite. It would be interesting to see if anyone has changed their minds! I know I didn’t.

It’s so amazing what you can discover when doing a proper clean out! What have you found when spring cleaning?


  1. Lovely post, Breige.

    Most of my old stuff is in the attic at home, I didn't even look through it when I was moving out last year as there was so much I didn't know where to begin. I did rediscover my first dress and some hair clips I got in primary school a few weeks ago when I stumbled across a bag in the spare room that I hadn't unpacked yet. No idea why I didn't unpack it along with everything else.

    1. Thanks Paula!

      Yes, it's funny the things you can uncover when you do a clean out/move. It's nice to see those things though as they can bring back nice memories :)

  2. haha your old nokias! i had the same one! :) xx

    1. Still a special place in my heart for Nokias!

  3. These posts are brilliant - so funny! And I really miss tapes.

    1. Thank you Emma! And yes, I miss them too. The idea of making a mixed tape for someone just seems so romantic

  4. Oh gosh, I've got so many items like that lying around my house!


  5. I love these types of posts, the filofax page is brilliant!! I had that 3rd Nokia, we only handed it in to my son's school recently when they were collecting old phones, that and a Motorola one that took pencil batteries!! I have a post on a tape collection drafted, must actually finish it. Love the Christmas card!! Someone in school gave me a birthday card once that said "Happy Birthday Dear Son" - I thought it was the most embarrassing thing that could ever happen anyone, sounds pure daft now!!!

    1. Can't bare to get rid of that 3rd Nokia as it was my first camera phone and there's still pics on there! Sheesh pencil batteries, that's crazy!! Omg, that birthday card story is hilarious!!


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