Listography: Cartoon Characters From Your Youth

This week’s Listography theme took me on a trip down memory lane.  There were so many more cartoon characters that came to my mind, but the following are my Top 5…


1. Jerry

I loved watching Tom and Jerry – but could never decide which one I liked more.  I think Jerry usually won because he was just so cute!  I still watch it whenever it’s on Boomerang 🙂



2. Smurfette

The Smurfs were a big part of our childhood.  We had lots of episodes on video and watched them over and over again.  Smurfette was always my favourite because…  Well because she was the only female Smurf!



3. Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget reminds me of summers spent in London.  My cousins and I would watch Inspector Gadget every morning while having breakfast.  Brings back some good memories.  Watching it now annoys the hell out of me.



4. Care Bears

I loved the Care Bears.  I had lots of the little Care Bear toys and the heart-shaped house thingy of theirs.  I also had some of the soft toys.  I slept with one of them until I got married!  That particular Bear now belongs to the dog.  There wasn’t any one Bear I favoured over the others – I loved them all.



5. Jem

Jem and the Holograms – remember?  I was obsessed.  I had the movie on video and watched it again and again and again.  I think I drove my parents quite mad.  I loved that she was just a normal girl by day (Jerrica Benton) and a rockstar by night.  All she had to do was press her earring and she was transformed!  Loved her clothes, her car, the music and her boyfriend (Rio)!  


And there you have it – cartoon characters from my youth!

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Listography: Top 5 Famous Folk I Used To Fancy

So this is the theme over on Kate Takes 5 this week – and I feel embarrassed just thinking about it!  Looking through MrsSlummyMummy‘s list – I realised that a couple of our crushes were the same – thank goodness!

Ok, so I’m going to own up and admit to my teenage crushes!

1. Jake Ryan

I LOVED Jake Ryan (and still love the ‘idea’ of him) and always wished I was Samantha Baker *sigh*


2. David Schwimmer

I know – he’s such a geek!  But there was something about him when he was in Friends…  I think it’s because he and my (then) boyfriend (who is now Hub) looked a bit similar.  Somehow, I don’t see the similarities anymore (my husband’s much better looking!).



3. Rob Lowe

I don’t need to explain this one.  I still have a crush on him!



4. David Wheaton

American tennis player.  I had the opportunity to ball girl for the Beckenham Tennis Tournaments for two years when I was about 13 or 14.  Every single girl had a thing for him.  I still remember his car license plate: H236 VUY  At least we thought that was his car, but no one knew for sure!


I’ve seen a recent picture of him.  He’s not that attractive anymore.  Come to think of it, I don’t think he ever was!


5. Grant Show

He was in Melrose Place in the 90s.  He was a bit of a bad boy and I couldn’t wait to watch him on every week!



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Listography: Top 5 Keyword Searches

This week’s Listography looks like a fun one.  Plus I don’t have to think too hard!  I do look at my keyword searches from time to time – but I’ve never looked at them all in one long list!  

So here goes… (excluding blog name)

1. Matt Bomer

Ohhhh, I so would!  There are just no words to describe how gorgeous he is.

2. Is baby food fattening?

Errr…  Yes.  I have proof that it is!

3. Lagos Mum

Fair enough 🙂

4. Thinking Slimmer

Yes, I wrote about my Thinking Slimmer journey.  Twice.  I keep meaning to restart that, actually.

5. Zaggora HotPants

I was trying really hard to lose weight for the summer!

And there you have it.

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