Childhood memories with Corina Harvey

Corina Harvey
Corina Harvey
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Corina Harvey, 20, from Southsea, works as a trainee technician at the Kings Theatre. Here she recalls some of her fondest childhood memories.

· What’s your earliest childhood memory?

My earliest childhood memory was from when I was around three years old. My mum, dad, brother and I had gone on holiday to Venice. I woke up one day to find my dad had flooded the entire bathroom. My mum was angry but my dad couldn’t stop laughing. He has always been a right clown.

· What do you remember about your birthdays?

Lots of presents and cake. My mum will still take a photo of our birthday cake before we’re allowed to eat it!

· How was school?

As a young child I loved school. I loved art and music, however in my last few years of secondary school I really hated school and couldn’t wait to leave. But looking back on it now I miss it.

· What did you get up to with your friends?

When I was eight or nine my friends and I used to get up to all sorts. We used to put on little performances in my friend’s garden and invite our parents to come and watch.

· What did you watch on TV?

I loved Top of the Pops, Pop Idol, SMTV Live and early morning cartoons such as The Smurfs and The Flintstones.

· What music did you listen to?

Music is my biggest passion and from an early age I wasn’t interested in music of the time. My nan and granddad introduced me to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett and my love for that has never died.

· What toys did you play with?

I was never really that interested in toys as I was really in to art and music. I remember countless hours sitting in my room drawing and painting and making cards/invitations for family events.

· Any clothes that stand out in your memory?

One hideous outfit stands out from when I was about eight. I had pink pedal pushers, a pink top and pink cap, complete with sparkly shoes.

· What was the naughtiest thing you did?

I was about seven and it was my birthday. My friends were due to arrive at any minute and me and my brother were arguing over an Action Man. I grabbed it out of his hand and threw it across the room, only for it to smash straight through the living room window. My mum was fuming.