20 Throwbacks From The 90's

I was born in 1993 so I'm 100% a child of the noughties. What a good era that was eh!

I was chatting with friends recently and we were discussing throwbacks. It really got me thinking about how much things change.


I'm going to sound really old here! But when I was younger I remember the only meltdown I had was when the streetlights came on and I knew I had to go home. Hide and seek had to end and I couldn't build anymore dens or treehouses until the following day. Now, kids have meltdowns because the Ipad isn't charged or they can't find their ps4 controller!
I thought I'd share my 20 favourite throwbacks to remind myself how great the 90's were!

1. Inflatable chairs and bags. These were a must and you needed one in every colour possible.
2. Nokia 3210/3310. The battery lasted a week and snake kept you entertained for hours. Candy crush didn't have a look in back then.
3. MSN Messenger. You'd of course have your boyfriends name surrounded by hearts of BFF somewhere in your screen name. If you weren't on MSN then you weren't able to communicate with the world!
4. Bebo and Piczo. You'd only give your crush or your current BFF your love, limited to 3 per day. What a struggle that was!
5. The Sims. A very unrealistic way to prepare for adulthood and independence.
6. Zoe Slater and Fred Elliot. Soap opera icons! I say I say.
7. Brookside, Bad Girls, Footballers Wives and Family Affairs. Bring them back!
8. Dance mats. No weekend was complete without at least 3 goes on a dance mat!

9. Jane Norman. This was the shop you needed to shop at, just to keep the bag to use for your PE kit.
10. Nikelodeon. Keenan & Kel, Sister Sister, Two Of A Kind, My Parents Are Aliens and Sabrina The Teenage Witch - must watches of the 90's!
11. Groovy Chick. Everyone loved this purple doll with her flicky bob.
12. Woolworths. What a shop this was! Toys, clothes, sweets, gifts, media. You name it! Wooly's had it.
13. Chocolate bars that didn't make it. Mars Delight, Dream Bars and Flake Snow. The best chocolate bars EVER.
14. Pop groups. The Spicegirls, Backstreet Boys, Atomic Kitten and Busted. You knew every word!
15. Scented gel pens were a must for returning back to school.
16. Jelly shoes. Those bad boys tried to make a comeback but they just weren't the same.
17. Cabbage Patch dolls. The only doll that was ugly but smelt beautiful!
18. ''Talk To The Hand Cos The Face Aint Listening'' was the cool and polite way of saying do one!
19. If you didn't have a Gameboy to play tetris then you lived a sheltered life.
20. Stick on earrings. They lasted for about 45 seconds but you felt like such a chick for the very short time.


I'd love to know if you remember any of these throwbacks! Feel free to share your own below too.

33 comments

  1. I was born in the 80s but can appreciate the wonders of the 90s! I still watch Full House all the time and it reminds me of all the hideous and wonderful things of the 90s! I used to be obsessed when Claire's would have a sale for 10 things for $10! That's where I'd get my roll on glitter and hair scrunchies! Haha, also I was HUGE into the SIMS! I would use the rosebud hack to get unlimited money!

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    1. Omg yes! Claire's was amazing! I remember going there to buy the biggest hooped earrings that always made my ears green! Haha

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  2. Omg that brought me tears :P THE SIMS ♥ I used to play it all day I had all the expansions pack of the first Sims game!

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    1. It was such a game! I remember looking at the clock and then going on sims... 7 hours would fly past!

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  3. These brought back some memories!! I loved the 90's, I still throw out groovy sometimes and my grown children just look at me crazy!

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    1. Haha go you!! I loved the 90's, I window of we'll be like "omg remember iPhones in 2017?" Haha

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  4. Love this blast from the past!! Great blog. <3

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    1. Thanks Libby! There are certainly some blasts from the past here

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  5. I was a very dedicated player of the sims! I miss having all that spare time to devote to creating my families on that game.

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    1. Haha yes! My life was spent playing this game. Hours and hours of a virtual family

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  6. this reminded the early mobile phones and all the games we played on them..:)

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    1. Snake and space impact were the best games ever! Such a miss

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  7. Lol it's so true my kids have meltdowns for totally different reasons to those that triggered myself and my siblings. I used to love Woolworths too they had a great pick n mix selection and loads of great stationary ;-)

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    1. Omg! Yesss!! The pick and mix selection was the best ever!

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  8. The Cabbage Patch dolls! Oh my .. haven't thought about them in forever. I was a collector and still have a couple stashed away in a box somewhere. I remember there were long lines and waiting lists. Crazy

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    1. Haha they were amazing! Especially the scented one! I'm sure it was like baby powder

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  9. all true to its word and listings, was born in the 80's but i grew up knowing of alot of this as it got so common here to be a part of this else growing up isnt complete.

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  10. I remember when me and my bestfriend had so much fun talking about our childhood. When she come to visit me, we like having no-ending chitchat.
    -OneSportyMother

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    1. It's so fun to bring up memories and remember all the good things!

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  11. I remember those early electronic games, snake and tetris. Spent hours playing them. Oh, and I treasured my virtual pet, the Tamagochi. :)

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  12. Haha I was born in 1993 as well, I am a September baby. I remember the Sims, secretly I still love the sims now, it was so much fun causing mass destruction lol x

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    1. The Sims was amazing! It's crazy how much time was spent playing that game!

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  13. Hahah I was born in the 80s and remember all of these things. I loved Jane Norman, wherever did it go? And my first phone was the Nokia, I was addicted to snakes!

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    1. I don't know but I've probably still got one of their carrier bags! Haha

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  14. I remember everyone getting into the SIMS. It always just seemed so strange to me. I guess a lot of those people eventually went over the Second Life.

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    1. People still play it now... I haven't for at least 10 years but it still seems a big hit today

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  15. lol! Jane Norman, I literally lived in the store and had everything from them. I wish they made a little comeback x

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    1. Oh imagine that! Haha it was an awesome shop

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  16. I miss my inflatable chairs and nicktoons lol. Yeah you can stream on Netflix, but it's so not the same.

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    1. It's really not! Those chairs were the best

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  17. Your post made me nostalgic! Those Nokia 3210/3310 were like a style statement those days!

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