Tuesday

My childhood bedroom

When taking Myles to the cinema last week, I met him at my mum's house. Although she only lives a couple of miles away from me, I don't tend to go to her house much often. I see her regularly, but she normally comes to ours. It must have been about a year since I was in her house, and even longer since I was in my childhood bedroom. In fact, the last time I specifically being in my bedroom was 3 years ago. 

Although some things have changed, most of it has been left much as it was when I moved out in 2007. It was like walking into a little time capsule. Very strange!

I never had much attachment to my bedroom. As a fairly isolated, angsty child and teenager, I spent hour upon hour holed up in the room so it was quite a lonely place for me. Nevertheless, it made me feel very nostalgic to be back in there.  


I can still remember every little imperfection in the Artexed ceiling above my bed. I spent many hours just lying on my bed studying it.

I made the sand glass thing on a holiday to the West Country in the late 90s. My bookshelf is odd. It's absolutely jammed with books, ranging from those of my childhood (Rolf Harris' True Animal Tales) to those I read in my late teens (A Clockwork Orange). I was always a big reader! 

Rosettes were the dancing awards that under 8s earned through examinations. I was awarded the rather prestigious Rosette of the Year and I still have no idea why. I absolutely loved dancing but my talent was very mediocre. To this day, I wonder if there was a mix up somewhere. 

My (godawful) GCSE artwork is still found in every nook and cranny.

Oh look, more GCSE artwork! 

That little power button would glow red in my room every single night. This ancient little stereo is where I listened to all my emo tunes. The stereo was pretty much on its last legs by 2005, so I had to rock it up and down before the CDs would actually play. 

The view I saw every day for year upon year. 

My mum and stepdad painted the floorboards lilac to match the walls. It still bears the stains of my teenage years- make up, paint splatters, the groove of the door opening and closing a million times. 

I can't remember whose initials were here but evidently I wasn't happy with them! 

My drawers are still stuffed with belongings I abandoned. Do you like my fluffy pink legwarmers?

I found this in my drawers from 2006. It only had 5 photos used up, so I can't wait to see what's on it! I'm also excited about using up the remaining images, since the film is 5 years expired. 

Here, have a bonus photo of Happy Myles! Isn't the light in this room gorgeous? 

19 comments :

  1. This is the sweetest post ever! I love it!

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  2. Oh, but this is lovely! I do indeed enjoy those pink leg warmers :) I know what you mean about deliberately avoiding your childhood bedroom. Mine was revamped during my first year of uni when I returned home for Christmas so I think I managed to avoid the trauma of being confronted by my angsty teen self! xx

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    1. Haha my mum changed the duvet cover and added a new lampshade. That was about it!

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  3. lovely! so many memories! love those leg warmers! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  4. This is a really lovely post and I especially love your photographs. I've recently re-decorated my room and and have been thinking about making a similar post about some of my favourite items from my childhood. :)

    Megan.
    http://parksheartsit.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooh I would love to see that!

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  5. Aw I love going through old childhood things, it gives me this nice happy feeling inside :) Cute photos!

    The Little Antlers
    Illustration portfolio

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    1. It was a nice little trip down memory lane!

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  6. it's so great that your room is still how you left it, all those memories!

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    1. I think my mum is just lazy haha!

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  7. This was such an interesting post. I'm laughing at the crossed out initials. I had my room half blue half green with unicorn and castle stamps so it looked like a fairytale land. It's painted over now but you can still see the outlines.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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  8. This is so lovely, I love how your mum never changed it I know mine would be exactly the same if I moved out! Its like a little step back in time, just precious!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. I think she just never got round to it haha!

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  9. Brimming with memories! Somehow, it made me feel nostalgic for my own teenage stuff. <3

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  10. Aw, I love visiting my old bedroom! Although, I wish mine had fluffy pink legwarmers! x

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