Childhood memories

This little path means so much to me ♡

I must have taken it thousand times…

This passage connects the home where I lived my entire childhood with the rest of the world. I took it every day to go to school, to pick up groceries, visit my grandparents but most importantly it was our preferred play area!

In summer it was full of wild bushes and hazelnut trees with hiding spots only we kids from the neighbourhood knew of; in winter it was the coolest sliding slope ever.
With or without a sledge with gloves wet and heavy with snow stuck to them
we would run that hill up about hundred times to then have a crazy ride down, full of laughter and screams.. we would make a train from our sledges, or we would practice standing in the sledge while going down the hill.. any crazy thing you can think of, we sure tried it and mastered it 🙂

An old photograph of us sledging down this path. I am the one in the middle, the safest spot on the sledge hahaha!! 

It’s funny how I remember it so much longer and steeper.

Showing Zo where I grew up, where I played hide and seek…. those damn metal door I was so terrified of (I mean, who builts a door in a stone wall and WHY??!! .. right?!)  …

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Talking about it, showing her all those spots it was very special moment for me.

She is born and we live in different country, in different culture, lifestyle and also means… She and her little brother will never know childhood the way I do.
It’s not to say I’m sad or happy about it because I’m neither… I’m just anxious for her to be able to look back one day with much emotion, gratitude and love at anything which represents or reminds of her own childhood and adventures ♥

Thank you for reading & staying with me.

Love, A.

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Coffee, soup and happiness addict, girl of controversy I miss daydreaming and slow time. Leaving corporate world, pursuing my dreams and blogging about things close to my heart. Swiss based.

7 thoughts on “Childhood memories

  1. I want to go back to Portugal with my kids and show them where I grew up . They won’t experience the same but I think it’s lovely to at least show them 🙂 Who knows maybe one day they will go back there to show their kids were nana grew up! Now that door😱 What’s beeind it? Did you ever open it?

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    1. haha those doors actually still creep me out LOL… I’ve never dared to check what is behind them when I was small.. I always run pass them.. I thought maybe someone will catch me and hide and torture me there!! When I was much bigger once they were left open; just dust, stones and garbage (but I did not dare to check closer… just passing by from safe distance hahaha ) ….
      It is so lovely to dive into your memories with your little ones.. the love to hear all those stories and see your spots with their eyes 🙂


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