Each week Maggie and Lauren ask us to think back to our childhood. This week they are asking what toys we played with and what were our hobbies/ pastimes!
Like girls my age, I loved playing with dolls. I had one which I kept for the longest time. My father brought it for me when he came back from America. It could blink and had long golden hair. I used to stitch clothes for it, made sweaters, caps and booties and even shoes for it. I think I outgrew it when I was about 13-14.
Other then playing with this doll, my favorite pastime was reading. I would read anything that I could. Another thing that I liked to do was making things with beads. I would make little pieces of jewelry or hair clips with beads and sell them to my class mates. As I grew older I convinced my father to let me buy a knitting machine. I made sweaters, scarves and caps for everyone. Making scarves with two front pockets was my specialty. I earned money by making them for my friends. But this was when I was around 18.
We were four siblings and most of our afternoons were spent playing outside. Hockey, cricket, football and cycling. We were allowed to play outside our homes too as there weren’t and security risks in those times.
Thursday throwback prompt this week is: Toys and Pastimes. Hosted by Maggie and Lauren