What do you remember fondly about your childhood? What do you miss that might not be around any more? Maybe there's something you don't miss and you're glad that you don't have to have or do any more?
For me, as with many people, I think I end up looking at the past through rose tinted specs. I always think that the cartoons we had in our day were better than most of the stuff on TV, for instance.
I miss gentle stuff like Bagpuss , weird, way out programmes like the Singing Ringing Tree and stuff that wasn't afraid to scare kids like early Dramarama and even the kids educational TV like The Boy From Space (first shown in Black and White then remade in colour in the 80s)
I remember having 10p and being able to get 20 half penny sweets, with some amazing stuff to choose from, including cubes of sherbet with dice designs on.
Riding in the boot of a car with no seatbelts and no safety concerns. It meant having a party of 10 children to take to the park was easy if you had a hatchback,
Some great beer and cigarette commercials too. They always seemed to have the best PR people with interesting ideas for adverts.
Free stuff inside cereal packets. You don't see that these days, probably health and safety with choking. But we used to get cards for films, I still have some Star Trek ones from the first film, as well as tons of PG Tips cards full of interesting facts (the underwater and mystery ones were the best).
So what makes you long for the old days?
Also, real snow that we could use a sledge on, I miss that. Even last year and the year before we didn't have enough.
The site claims that they want proof but I doubt they even check now. It was that site that led me to a Youtube video of Hot Air Skyway which was basically some guy cheating so I guess they see that as acceptable.
There were a lot of shortcuts on that track though mind.
But no, it wasn't that site.
EDIT: I like how none of the site records appear to have been proven.
I guess a sense of wonder at everything is another thing I'd love to have back.
Skipping the cut scenes isn't exactly necessary, but it helps... ALOT.