H is for holiday, well it is actually a memory from a holiday a strange but funny one. I was on holiday with my parents. I was around 5 or 6 at the time and we were on holiday in Portugal I woke in the middle of the night after a bad dream and couldn't sleep so I went to see my Mum, the room they were staying in had a large wooden bed in and with a large head board and foot board. It was obviously dark and as I walked into their room the end of the bed looked like a large cats head! I started to scream and my parents woke up, my Mum jumped out of bed and then ran to me and started screaming too!!!!! Not sure why, I probably gave her a fright. My Dad then calmed us both down and we had a fit of hysterical laughter when we realised how stupid we we're being. Ok not sure if I should of told you that as my family must sound a little crazy now...
H is for having fun which also ties in with Halloween. Having fun is an important part of every childhood. Part of having fun is playing and kids make up all sorts of games don't they or games do the rounds through the different generations. We use to have our own version of hide and seek, but in the dark. We had to hide under the cover or something, we called it Applecover. It was a great game, simple but fun. My friend Niks's older brothers also did a fantastic ghost train for us in their house. I say fantastic, it may of been rubbish but Nik and I were only young and we thought it was scary but great! I was talking to her about it to see what we both remembered and she reminded me that they played a Dracula story in the background narrated by Christopher Lee and one of the things they did was fill a washing up glove with matchsticks and we had to feel it but when everything's made to be all spooky and it's all dark it can all feel really strange.
From the TV archives
Heathcliffe and the Catillac Cats
He-man and the masters of the universe