Category: Stories

Stories is a long-running category – as of writing this, there are 110 posts in this category. Individual posts in this category generally tell an individual story, and the story could be old or new, but more importantly, is true. I sometimes write about funny things that happened when I was younger (many of these will pop up), some things that may have happened recently, or my experiences with certain things. There is a subcategory of Stories called Things I Miss, where I write about various things I have missed from my childhood or from days gone by, and most of the time, they do tell stories of some sort.

The Stories category was present even on blogs I owned before Hey Georgie, but was often meshed with a category I used to have called idiots, which detailed annoying encounters with people on public transport.

We’re often no strangers to tough times. We’ve all got a story behind the smiles we wear, and we try to stop ourselves from judging people when we have no idea what their story is. In this letter, I reflect on a more difficult time in my past.

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I stumbled upon a stamp marker at home and it reminded me of how much I really liked them when I was a kid. I loved getting creative with them, though I have no idea how popular they are now…

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If you went to school, and remember primary or elementary school, you probably remember having a compartment under your desk to store your books and stationery. Did you keep yours neat? Was yours messy? Did you hide things in it?

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Pop-up books really bring a story to life for a child. They can be very simple and you can make them yourself, but sometimes it is amazing just how complex they can be. One of my personal favourite parts was when there were other ways to interact with the story, like through pull tabs or openable doors/windows.

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Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by myself and my friend Tara, where bloggers write about something from their past – it could be an item, a place, an event – anything that evokes a trip down memory lane. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.

What we know as mixtapes are not really a thing anymore. Not a physically tangible thing, nor a digital thing. They are called playlists now, and they can be shared online, synced to your phone, compiled on websites like 8tracks. What we know as the mixtape doesn’t really exist anymore.

But when I was in school I loved music very much. I recorded songs from the radio onto cassettes, until CDs took over and I bought all my music because the internet had not made music so easily accessible. From all the CDs I bought, I combined songs together to make my own CDs, even making my own album art and giving these to people as gifts.

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Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by myself and my friend Tara, where bloggers write about something from their past – it could be an item, a place, an event – anything that evokes a trip down memory lane. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.

I wrote a while ago about lunches being less than $5, but that was in primary school. Or high school. When you could get food on the cheap. This is just a quick recap of that post and yet another trip down memory lane.

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