Today artist Dan Williams, 32, from Gosport, talks about his childhood memories.
I think it was watching my mum ironing, my grandad had taken my brothers to the swimming baths but I was too young, so I had to stay at home.
n How was school?
School was alright really, I went to Brune Park in Gosport and just kept myself to myself and tried to keep out of trouble.
n What did you get up to with your friends?
The usual I guess. We used to make tree houses and den. There was a pond near the school that used to freeze over now and again and we’d go ice skating.
n What do you remember about your birthdays?
I remember going to a few of my friends’ birthdays. We’d go to McDonalds and they’d show us around and we’d got to look in the freezers. My birthdays have got a lot better as I’ve got older though.
n Any clothes that stick out in your memory?
Shell suits! I remember I caught on fire in one once round my mates house. I was in the front room by myself, leant on the fire guard and burnt my suit. I got out of there pretty quick leaving a terrible smell and some burning plastic on the guard.
n What music did you listen to?
Michael Jackson actually, but that sounds pretty bad. I moved on to Nirvana and Pearl Jam soon after.
n What TV programmes did you watch?
I used to like The Hulk, the proper one with Lou Ferrigno in it. Also Monkey Magic was excellent but a bit weird, it was about a Chinese monkey person who flies around on a cloud, and he had a mate who’s a pig, who I think was called Piggy.
n What sweets did you eat?
Fireballs were excellent, they’d burn your mouth off.
n What toys did you play with?
He-Man figures were great, I always wanted some ThunderCats figures, but I don’t think they ever made them.
n What was the naughtiest thing you did?
Me and some friends once kicked in a wasps’ nest in the woods and got stung. The teachers called an assembly to tell us not to kick wasps’ nests. We should have known that already really.