Nostalgia – Day 26 #BEDN

Nostalgia – Day 26 #BEDN

What is Nostalgia? According to Oxford Dictionaries it’s – A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past:

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There are many things that can give you a feeling of nostalgia.  Here’s a few of mine.

A song 

  • What a wonderful world – my Mum. One of her favourite tunes.
  • On the street where you live – I don’t know why, but this one reminds me of a day out when I was about 5 or 6. I’m wearing a pink coat with pleats on the back.
  • Take it to the limit – well this one is ‘our song’. One of the first songs that we smooch danced to!

A smell

  • A dusty under stairs cupboard – a mix of dust, plasticine, old boxes – my Aunties house when we were kids.
  • Linseed oil – watching my Uncle Arthur oil his Hornby trains before setting them off on the little tracks.
  • 4711 Eau de Cologne – My nan, she wore this when I was a child. She even put a dab in her hair.

An item

  • A chenille tablecloth – A golden cloth covered with a Nottingham Lace top cloth. Reminders of High Tea at Aunty Edith’s house. Thinly cut bread, ham, home made pickles, cakes and tea in proper china cups with saucers!
  • A Christmas gift tag – This lives in the box with the Christmas decorations. It’s the only thing I have left that was given to me by my mum.
  • A shot glass – It says – “Australia – it’s a bloody long way”. It sits on my kitchen window sill and is a constant reminder of my son in Brisbane.

What makes you nostalgic?

soosie wales



  1. Elodie

    Love this idea! I think my whole teenage iPod playlist is making me nostalgic. It’s not so much that the music was brilliant, it was the fact that we were all listening to it with our friends, on dirty floors, back when we didn’t care if there was laundry around. It never feels the same now whenever I listen to the same bands. I still do and LOVE them, but it is different. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am loving my laundry schedule and my clean house, but it’s just not quite as good. Haha!

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      It’s surprising how a tune can invoke vivid memories. 🙂

  2. Irma

    I love feeling nostalgic. The smell of certain spices always reminds me of when I was very little (maybe 4 or 5) sitting on the kitchen floor helping my mum clear out the spice cupboard.
    Irma xo


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