Today Claire Druce, 32, from Southsea, recalls some of her fondest memories.
Receiving a Dusty Bin for Christmas. It was from the game show 3-2-1. I remember it being very soft and it meant I had somewhere I could store things. I must have been about five.
n What do you remember about your birthdays?
I remember always eating too much, mainly sweet things. Maybe that’s where my sweet tooth has developed from.
n How was school?
I enjoyed school and learning. Not so sure about the uniform though – bright yellow blouses. I was a very shy child, which made life interesting, but I loved taking part in any sporting activity too.
n What did you get up to with your friends?
If we weren’t outside on some adventure we’d be bopping around to music in one of our houses.
n What toys did you play with?
I remember collecting the Garbage Pail Kid stickers, buying packet after packet to complete the sets and therefore getting through a lot of chewing gum. I also used to like playing with LEGO, creating different structures.
n What did you watch on television?
I don’t remember watching too much television but the loveable alien Alf comes to mind.
n What sweets did you eat?
I used to like the one penny pick and mix, where you could choose and get a selection of different sweets. I quite liked the individually-wrapped Fruit Salad sweets.
n Any clothes that stick out in your memory?
I was a bit of a tomboy in my youth so for me it was something I was comfy and could play around in.
n What music did you listen to?
A mixture of music really including Madonna and Queen. I still really enjoy now listening to music from the 1980s.
n What was the naughtiest thing you did?
With such a sweet tooth I used to climb on the chair and kitchen surfaces to get the biscuit tin and then deny eating them. How could I have got in to the cupboard so high up? It must have been my brother, who generally did get the blame.