Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Friday Five - Flashback to the Nineties

Happy Friday Everyone!

Say it with me - 'Lipsmackers', 'Tamagotchis', 'Rugrats'. As a child of the Nineties, I am one of those people that believe that everything was better during that time, the music, the toys, the TV shows, the fact that children had the ability to play outside for hours and not in front of a screen. In fact, the 90's were SO good, that people freaked out that the world was going to end when it turned to the year 2000... Bet you guys felt stupid that morning hey?

I thought today I would pay respect to the amazingness that is the 90's and dedicate the Friday Five to all things double denim, scrunchies and butterfly clips.

1. The Babysitters Club.

Yep, I'm starting with a BANG. If you were a girl, growing up in the 90's, SURELY you read 'The Babysitters Club' books. I was OBSESSED with these and would read these books till the pages bled (not really... they have no blood supply and therefore no actual ability to seep blood). I was definitely Team Kristy, but I did love Stacey and Dawn, I'd say they were an equal second place. I actually saw a t-shirt about 'The Babysitters club" today, which sparked my 90's enthusiasm. Did anyone read the little sister books... what was her name... it was Kristy's stepsister... let me google... KAREN! Yes! I loved these as well!!
(I need this t-shirt in my life. If anyone knows where I can find it, give me a holla!)

2. The Macarena. 
Who doesn't love a good dance song? And When I say dance, I don't mean like house music, I mean like a song where EVERYONE knew the dance moves. Like, 'The Macarena', 'The Ketchup song', 'The Nutbush', '5,6,7,8' (Steps... yeah remember Steps?). I feel like these songs don't happen anymore and I used to be ALLLLL about them! I still know the dance moves and I'm totally not even ashamed!

3. The Movies.
Now, novies these days ARE amazing, I'm not taking anything away from them... I mean we have Tom hardy now for god sake... BUT there is nothing quite like a good 90's movie. So many classics came from that time period - 'Clueless', 'Titanic', 'Jurassic Park', 'Home Alone', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Forest Gump', The Lion King', '10 things I hate about you', 'Fight Club', 'Toy Story', 'Saving Private Ryan', "The Sixth Sense'... seriously I could go on and on and on. All iconic, and I am preeeeetty sure some good actors had their big break in a few of those movies and not to mention some of the most quotable lines from ALL TIME!

4. Music.
This can be a very broad one, but for me personally, 90's music is all about Britney Spears, Nsync, The Backstreet boys, Five and of course... The Spice Girls. Who doesn't love them? I actually saw them when I was younger, they were out here to promote their movie 'Spice World' (I know, best movie ever right?) and I lined up for ages and ages (with my Dad - well done Dad! Wouldn't have been fun for you). I saw them for about 45 seconds as they came in to say hello to everyone in the cinema, but those 45 seconds were every pre-teen girl of the 90's dream! Speaking of 90's music, a good game if you are stuck in the car - Put on the 90's playlist on spotify, block the screen so you can see the song and then see who can guess the title and artist first. Seriously, best fun!

5. Fashion.
Lets me real for a second. The fashion wasn't great. I remember we all wore tops that were 4 time bigger than our bodies, pants that were super tight and waaaay to high (ala Harry High pants), scrunchies (kinda cool now), butterfly clips (about 20 at a time), double denim, overalls (kinda want them back though), matching pants and tops and of course... Jellies. All I can say is, at least it wasn't the bloody 80's. Now those guys were embarrassing.

(What I wished I dressed like...)

(What I actually looked like...)

I feel so nostalgic now. I have been googling nineties movies, tv-shows, toys, song and it has brought back soooo many memories. There is a good Friday activity for you. Go on a google time travel and be amazed.

I hope you all have a funkalicious weekend and don't forget to give me a follow on Twitter or Instagram (coz if we were back in the 90's I'd totally follow you...).
*Insert Peace sign that The Spice Girls used to do*

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