Throwback Thursday (On Friday!) #47 – Hanging Out

Having another go at Maggie and Laurens, Throwback Thursday challenge! This week it is Lauren who has set the questions.

This week’s prompt is: Hanging Out.

  1. Did you spend more time hanging out at friends’ houses or away from the eyes and ears of your parents? Not as a child. I was a true homebody. My school was a little further away and my friends lived in areas that were not easily accessible to me on a day-to-day basis. But I did hang out at certain cousin’s houses.
  2. If you stayed home, how did you spend your time? As I mentioned before in a previous post, I have a huge extended family, and it was rare to mot have someone staying over. So it was either spending time with them or in my room reading.
  3. Did you have a favourite eatery? On the rare occasion I was able to go out with my friends, we liked Pizzaland. It’s not around anymore, now, though!
  4. Did you go to the mall with friends? I went more with some of my cousins of similar ages but they were like friends to me. We would hang out in Birmingham City Centre and just have a giggle.
  5. Did you choose to socialize at bowling alleys, arcades, or roller rinks? Not that much, but the bowling alley was more of a haunt when I was in university.
  6. Did you go miniature golfing or do another outside activity? Outdoor activities were definitely not my choice of fun!
  7. Did you hang around after school killing time? What did you do? I never hung out after school. It was straight home because Mum used to pick me up.
  8. Did your parents typically know where you were? All of the time. Even as a student in uni I would call them and if we were going out, I would tell them, as there was no point in lying.
  9. Did you prefer to “hang” out with friends or family members? I loved both for different reasons. Being with family meant you could be with people who understood your day-to-day life and culture. With friends, I was able to develop my own individuality, which stayed with me as I grew up.
  10. Was it “cool” to be seen hanging out at any particular place? Quite possibly, as a school kid, yes, but I never knew, lol!
  11. Was there a place you wanted to hang out, but weren’t allowed to? There were times I wished I could stay with my school friends more and just do whatever they got to do, so I could be more involved in conversations about things they had all done, but then again, I could never say I regretted how my childhood was because I had a wonderful one, all things considered!

There you have it! I’ll try to be on this, on the actual Thursday, next week!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Book Club Mom
    Jul 17, 2022 @ 01:40:44

    Hi Ritu – I enjoyed learning more about your growing up years. I think it’s great you have such a large extended family so that there were always cousins around when you were younger. These “hanging out” questions were fun!

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  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 16, 2022 @ 12:30:52


  3. Lauren
    Jul 16, 2022 @ 01:40:28

    Thanks for joining in again Ritu. You were fortunate to have family visit with you. Don’t ever worry about responding on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  4. willowdot21
    Jul 16, 2022 @ 00:08:02

    Another lovely post Sis that just goes to show how similar we all are 💜💜

    Liked by 2 people


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