Skinned Knees and Elbows: A Nostalgic Look at the Games We Played as Children Growing Up in Simpler Times

| August 2, 2015

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Skinned Knees and Elbows: A Nostalgic Look at the Games We Played as Children Growing Up in Simpler Times

Skinned Knees and Elbows: A Nostalgic Look at the Games We Played as Children Growing Up in Simpler Times

A semi-autobiographical retrospective of the childhood games typically played at school in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. Times much different than today……….

As I write this book I find myself fast approaching my fiftieth birthday. With that milestone on the horizon it has made me rather nostalgic about the “old days” as I took my formative steps in to this world during the 1970s and 1980s here in the UK where I live.

Life was simpler back then in many ways. There was no internet, no smartphones, no Twitter, no Facebook, no social media, no games consoles. As a child growing up and going to school in the 1970s you made your own fun using your imagination. This applied to the school yard as well as at home.

There were all sorts of games we would play at school and/or at home to entertain ourselves and learn about life and relationships as we did so. Real life relationships and friendships. I find myself looking back on those times more and more today. And that’s why I wrote this book – to reflect back on those times so you can reminisce with me or perhaps discover childhood games for the first time.

Minor injuries were not uncommon. Skinned knees and elbows often suffered from a fall playing soccer or perhaps finger thumb or rusty bum. So that’s where my title comes from of Skinned Knees and Elbows

Here Are Just Some of the Innocent (or perhaps some not so innocent…..) Games From My Childhood You Will Read About Inside…

  • Marbles
  • Hide and Seek
  • British Bulldogs
  • Hopscotch
  • Hoop and Stick
  • And many other games from my childhood in simpler days gone by…….

I hope you enjoy this semi-autobiographical retrospective reading about what we children of the 1970s and 1980s in England got up to.

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Tags: England, Britain, Games, Tradition, Childhood, Children, Soccer, School, Play

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