Different childhoods

In recent days, the media has thrown some sad images of childhood at us…. the dreadful memories of children reared in institutions.
And then I saw some pictures that sparked memories of my childhood …. simple games we played.. idyllic in a way … but a time of being loved and while, certainly not wealthy, we had security and freedom.

French skipping with elastics
Putting a hird in a nest
Hide n go seek…. no garden was sacred
Hopscotch …we called it Piggy Beds and we used a polish tin filled with clay as the ‘piggy’.
We played this along the side of the kerb… had to be careful of shores!

Weren’t we easily amused!