If you had to pinpoint one moment in time when life was amazing and blew you away could you? A moment in which you were so excited you jumped and screamed with joy. If you had the chance to travel back in time and relive it would you?
I do this often in my mind as unfortunately I don’t own a time machine! There is not much I like more than remembering my childhood! I was incredibly lucky, my childhood was great, the way I wish everyone’s was! I lived in the Blue Mountains of NSW in a wonderful street called Carramar Cres. There were heaps of kids in the neighbourhood. Next door to my house was a vacant lot, turned BMX track by the ‘big boys’ in the street. Every day after school I would head over there & ride around & around. There was an awesome climbing tree, I remember every branch. There were lots of roads on the track as well as jumps & burns around corners so you could go really fast. All the ‘big boys’ had great BMX bikes. I wanted one.
Every Christmas Eve I didn’t sleep much, I was so excited. This particular year I did not sleep one wink, my first all-nigniter! I got up in the morning about 4:30am & went out to the lounge room. This is the moment I’m talking about! I couldn’t believe my eyes, my dream bike! There she was beaming her bright yellow rimmed wheels at me! Immured around and screamed! What a surprise, what a perfect bike! Life could not get any better!
I think another part of this fond memory is that I was 11, I was on the cusp of the teenage years, but I was hanging onto my childhood. I didn’t want to grow up.
I later found out this was a second hand bike & it didn’t worry me one bit. It used to belong to my older cousin Adam, Mum & Dad had bought it from him & did it up to make it look brand new again. (It’s ironic that this was a favourite gift, as I believe in recycling stuff so much now).
I’ve found a few pics from a photo album. I’ve put the exact comments under each one that I’d written in my album. I was 11. Now, I feel I want to explain my hair cut. It was a classic 1980’s cut called the Flick! I had a short fringe & sides over my ears & flicked it backwards; most of my friends had it. I refuse to call it a mullet OK!
If I could turn back time hey. I wouldn’t change a thing!
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