Throwback Thursday #54 – Favourite Things #RememberWhen #TBT Memory

Having another go at Maggie and Laurens, Throwback Thursday challenge! This week it is Maggie at the helm!

This week’s prompt is: Favourite Things

Pick any period of your adolescence and think back to all your favorite things. Feel free to elaborate as much as you want.


I shall think about my secondary school years. I attended an all-girls private school, and I have many fond memories of that time.

Who was your favourite relative? Not to play favourites, but who was the person you connected with more than others? Aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent, or parent? Why were you closest to them?

I had many favourite people. I was close to a lot of my family, and I think I still am. At the time I think I heavily identified with my cousin who was the same age as me but in a different country. We would exchange letters, and spent a lot of time together in the summers and when she came to stay with us for a while. We lived such similar, yet different lives, and we were very close.

What was your favourite TV show? Share a clip if you can find one.

I was a big fan of Neighbours at school, and it only just finished its TV run this summer!

What was your favourite book or favourite family story?

I had a huge pull towards My Sweet Audrina by Virginia Andrews as a teen. I don’t often reread books but I read this several times.

What was your favourite song, record, or album? Feel free to share a YouTube video of it.

I loved Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin. Still do!

Who was your favourite teacher? What grade were you in, and what subject did they teach?

I loved Mrs Kimpton, my drama teacher. She taught me from the ages of 11-17. She was a wonderful soul, so gentle and encouraging.

What was your favourite subject (not teacher) in school?

Drama was my favourite subject!

Who was your favourite (aka best) friend? What things did you do together?

Honestly, I didn’t have a best friend as such, at school. As I mentioned before I had so many things going on in my life that were family based that I wasn’t given much time to be besties with anyone however I was good friends with another Indian girl who related to what my life was like and we were pretty close. We would send notes to each other in class, and giggle over all sorts of typical teenage girl things and I went to her house to hang out a couple of times.

What was your favourite way to pass the time?

As if you need to ask! I loved reading! I always had a book on the go!

What was your favourite holiday? How did you celebrate?

I loved celebrating everything. Specific to us was Diwali where we would go to other family houses and eat, and enjoy the fireworks!

What was your favourite toy or possession? Doll, camera, radio, bicycle?

Probably my walkman, as I enjoyed listening to music.

Bonus: What was your favourite adventure? Family trip, amusement park, field trip, or vacation, perhaps.

I was lucky enough to go on several holidays through the school years but my favourite trip was when we went to Russia with my school. I was 16, and it was such an adventure. We visited Moscow and St Petersberg. It was shortly after the first McDonalds had opened up out there, and the queue for a burger was a mile long!

Again, I do have photos… but they are so far away!

See! I told you I would be late. You can tell I am back at school, now!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Maggie
    Sep 10, 2022 @ 16:37:16

    I am so very late in respinding. I am so sorry. My daughter was a huge drama aficionado! She continued her love of it all through college. Her five year old has developed her own dramatic flair as well. Thanks for joining us again, Ritu!

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    • Ritu
      Sep 10, 2022 @ 16:43:58

      No worries! I fear I’ve not even managed this week’s prompt, what with the Queens death, this week, a new class in school and losing my great aunt, too… 😢

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      • Maggie
        Sep 10, 2022 @ 16:47:55

        We all understand. It has been a difficult week for the world and you have your own personal events that hold your heart, too. Sending you warm blessings, Ritu.

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  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Sep 05, 2022 @ 13:56:57

    Hey, you really have been in Russia? Great, but i think this was only a small compensation for the all-girls school. Lol A school full of alarm sirenes. 😉 Like we always said in the past. xx Michael

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  4. willowdot21
    Sep 03, 2022 @ 07:48:18

    Great post Sis , so interesting 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Erika
    Sep 02, 2022 @ 19:46:11

    When I had my final exam at business school at the age of 18, “Don’t worry be happy” was released and our theme song in those stressful times of pressure.

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