Monday, 14 May 2012

First Loves Blogfest

 Today is the the day of the First Loves Blogfest hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh.

And all you have to do is:

"...on May 14, post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest!"

1st Movie

When I was little I used to love watching the 1939 cartoon film of Gulliver's Travels. My Nana had it on video and apparently I used to watch it every single week (I think this might be over exaggerating a teeny bit but I am sure I watched it quite a lot).

I discovered that you can watch the whole of Gulliver's Travels on Youtube - so if you have a spare hour and a quarter click here.

1st Band

The first band that really had an impact on me was The Spice Girls. I was very in to the whole 'Girl Power' thing. And I had all their albums, various posters and merchandise...

1st Book

My first favourite book (and it's still up their in my list of favourites) was George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl (be warned the Roald Dahl website does play music and make random noises).

I always wanted to do what George did - go around the house emptying more or less everything in to a big pan and mixing it all up... maybe not to feed to my Grandma (my Grandma was nice for one thing).

1st Love

My first instinct was to tell you to mind your own business in regards to this.

But then I thought I'd tell you a little story. Looking back I don't think it was really love. We were too young really to understand that.

But when I was four (yeah I know), and had just started school I had a 'boyfriend' called Tom. I use the term loosely because were only four at the time. Anyway I was convinced that in just twelve short years Tom and I would get married and we would live happily ever after. Suffice to say it didn't happen. It lasted about a year (maybe less I'm not sure) before he became the 'boyfriend' of one of my friends.

Aah... young love...

So those were my firsts - what are yours?


Danielle B. said...

G. Travels is a great one. And what girl didn't like the Spice Girls? Girl Power! said...

Yes! Someone else is spotlighting Roald Dahl. He was such a genius. I never heard of that book, though, and will have to check it out (for me and my nephew).

Dropping by through via the blogfest.

Be well.

HWR Curator said...

well ginger snapped... great choices.

We all love something...right!
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Lynn Proctor said...

yeah those spice girls, were kinda scary--all of them!

The Golden Eagle said...

Oh, that's a fun book. Roald Dahl wrote some great stories. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a really old cartoon! I'm sure I saw it at some point, I just don't remember.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

baygirl32 said...

have to ask - which spice girl did you like most?

Barbara said...

Spice Girls - who was your favourite??
omg, I even had the movie on tape for a while!! such a wannabe back then, LOL!

Roald Dahl - loved the books!

cute love story!! <3

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Dana said...

I did like the Spice Girls! Nice picks!

Chippy said...

You asked me a while ago - my favourite Spice Girl was Geri aka Gingerspice... not the most imaginative name but she was still my fave :)