Thursday, 27 October 2011

Musings - Mama Kat's Workshop (27th October 2011)

This week I have been stuck. There are two prompts I would like to complete...

Last week I listed for you 22 things that I had never done so naturally I am drawn to the first prompt to tell you 22 things I have done. But then you see thinking about what scared me as a child had me laughing so much that I wanted to share that too.

So I am going to cheat and do both. However, so that you readers don't get bored I will only tell you 11 things, whet your appetite so to speak. So here goes...

Something that scared the Hell out of you when you were a child.

The picture here is a movie poster from Ghoulies 2. It was releases in 1988, when I would have been an impressionable seven or eight years old.

I remember exactly when I saw it.

We had pulled up to the petrol station. Petrol was being pumped and I just happened to turn to my left. And there it was... my biggest nightmare.

(Who ever designed that poster needs a good kick to the shin!)

I froze, horrified...

Then for weeks after I was terrified of going up stairs to the toilet alone. I would force one of my parents to wait at the foot of the stairs, every landing, bedroom and bathroom light would be switched on, I would actually look down the toilet before I sat down. Then, when I was done, I would charge back down stairs into the safety of the living room and a Ghoul free zone.

A child has never moved from one floor of a house to the other so fast. I swear I set records.

I still remember the fear now. That awful gut wrenching feeling of anticipation of doom.

Very dramatic, huh? But then I was only seven. :) xx

Now... 11 things that I have done.

1. Been to see open air Shakespeare at Stafford Castle five years in a row.

2. Successfully breed fifty two Bearded and Rankin's Dragons from conception, egg laying, hatching, growing and then off to pastures new. :)
3. Met Dennis Waterman when he was filming in our village. (If you are not sure who he is, give him a google).

4. Seen a shooting star on my sixteenth birthday, I find that special.

5. Walked on the Great Wall of China

6. Taken the Megabus to London. Only cost £5 return from Yorkshire to the capital but it took... HOURS! :)

7.Married a man in a Irish Tartan Kilt (him not me, ha ha).

8. Succumbed to peer pressure and indulged in an iPhone 4. How common of me!

9. Had one of those moments in a train station with a man where you wait until the last moment to kiss him, then as you pull away on the train and watch him through the glass realise that you will never see him again and it is going to be one of the big regrets of your life.

10. Won tickets to the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend music festival (2007).

And finally...

11. Grown a beautiful baby inside my tummy, how amazing is that!

So come on, join in! :) xx


  1. When I was little, it was the wicked witch in the "Wizard of Oz" that had me so scared, I had nightmares about her and me together!

    Thanks for shortening your list of things you did--I shortened mine too. 22 is just too boring. Like the pictures you added with yours. (I'm a week behind on my prompts so putting up the things I didn't do this week and things I did next week.

  2. I've heard of that movie but never saw it.

    And I have to say, seeing a shooting star is definitely special!

  3. Okay, that poster would scare me as an adult! UGH! stopping by from Mama Kat's


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