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What is your favourite memory?

66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
edited October 2020 in Coffee lounge
On the thread about your most prized possession I mentioned that I prefer to have memories than material things. So with that in mind I thought I’d make a similar thread asking what your favourite memory is.

I have a few...

Being driven around a race track in a Lotus Elise by a professional test driver. He went at ridiculous speeds around the corners but I felt completely safe. That said I had no idea a car could take such driving! I would be scared of spinning off!

Getting to drive some beautiful classic cars including an E type Jag around a race track. No cotton gloves - the instructor made me drive them as they were intended which basically meant thrashing them. A great memory for me as I think these cars are meant to be enjoyed not locked away in a garage or museum.

Going to a specialist clinic which has been really helpful. I tried for 25 years to find something that would help me and nothing worked so this clinic was really a godsend.

Over to you...


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,105

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    Love those car memories @66Mustang :) 

    I'd say one of mine, from recent memory, is my first night at Leeds Festival.

    It was my very first festival and my first taste of a headliner was the Foo Fighters, which was amazing. The whole vibe and atmosphere of a 70,000 person  crowd was unbelievable
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
    Great one @Ross_Scope, I can imagine a crowd like that being really atmospheric!!
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,105

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    It was! Especially for a band like Foo Fighters, their fan base transcends generations, so the crowd was so diverse in terms of age, it was amazing.
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    That’s really cool! I don’t know of any other bands where there is such a diverse fan base actually.
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,918 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Well not a band, but I went to a Brian Wilson (songwriter for, & member of The Beach Boys) concert in Times Square, Newcastle, in 2017 (another Beach Boy member, Al Jardine was also there); not quite the numbers that Ross experienced, but, from my perspective, it was great to see much younger people knowing all the words too. My friend bought us tickets to see him again this year for an early birthday present, but the concert was cancelled due to Covid-19, however the tickets were transferable to next here's hoping.
    My first great memory was probably qualifying as a physio, but my enduring wonderful memories are those of my family members I've lost.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
    Nice memories @chiarieds :)

    Thinking about it I quite like Black Sabbath and lots of younger people know the words to those so I guess there are a few bands with different aged fans :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,113 Disability Gamechanger
    My greatest memory is of my dad seeing me come down the stairs in my wedding dress on my wedding day, and the char we had waiting for the car. I was so overwhelmed when the church doors opened he had to reassure me and then he walked me down the aisle and later we had our father daughter dance  

    I have the picture of us together on show always sadly my dad passed away 12 years ago
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Good idea for a thread :) 

    I often find that smaller moments make up some of my favourite memories, rather than bigger things. I played Ultimate Frisbee at university, and so I have lots of great memories from that. One of them was from a tournament we played in where we all stayed in a Scout Hut hall overnight. They'd left the sports equipment that the Scouts used in there so we, a group of 'adults', got hyper on hot chocolate and ran around with children's sports equipment for hours. 

    Another one was from the national lockdown, which of course hasn't contained too many great memories. I spent the majority of the period alone in my student house, but my housemates moved back for a few weeks so we could all move our stuff out before the end of our tenancy. It was when the weather was amazing, so we all sat outside every night with a few drinks reminiscing on uni memories and building a Friends Lego set. I'm really grateful that I had that time with them.
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks everyone for sharing these nice memories and thoughts :) I really enjoyed reading them.
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Member Posts: 892 Pioneering
    Standing in front of the statue of President Lincoln, at the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. And reading the great things he said carved in the wall behind it.
    Then looking down the steps at the long reflecting pool pointing to the Washington memorial needle and seeing its reflection in the water. Then standing on the step where Martin Luther King delivered his I have a dream speech.
    Very moving, so much so. I went back to spend more time there

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    Another great thread.  My memory is generally a bit patchy but I have some absolute beauties that stand out:

    Watching the sunset in Dubrovnik with my fiancé 
    Meeting Will Young!
    My graduation
    My friends hen do where we all dressed as chickens
    My nephews being born  
    Singing Elvis songs with my mum 
    Flying (in an aeroplane) for the first time

    When you really start to think about it, isn't life blimmin' brill.  Granted I've had my low times but the good bits all make it worth it <3
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Member Posts: 892 Pioneering
    One memory of mine is sad, but at the same time uplifting and I am so pleased I witnessed it. Especially during the days when we remember those that lost their lives in far more brutal times than today.
    My wife is Jewish and while on a trip to Prague she suggested we went on a tour of the old Synagogues. 
    The last one we visited, the oldest one, was sparse of splendour but as we entered we saw every wall from floor to ceiling, every room, large or small, passageways, corridors all covered with names painted in vivid red on white background. All names as I remember where no bigger than around an inch high with little space between each above or below. All of them, thousands of them, so many of them it was impossible to count them and took many years to complete. All names of the Jewish people from Prague who lost their lives in the Holocaust. 
    Their were rooms dedicated to the children and their families and friends. But to stand and look at all the names that represented real people that once existed brought me to tears.
    Very, very moving. A site once witnessed, never to be forgotten.

    Sadly soon after we were there a flood washed away many of them.
    The term. Lest we forget. Has more meaning to me now and will forever. 

  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,357 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Waking up in a warm, carpeted house on the first morning after gaining ownership of my first house. I’d been sleeping in a van and elsewhere for a few weeks roughing it to save on rent money to help afford the property and that first morning was utter luxury! Soft carpets, hot water and radiators ...wonderful. 🙂
  • Francis_theythemFrancis_theythem Member Posts: 120 Pioneering
    I don't actually have any memories, so I'm enjoying hearing about everyone elses
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    Sadly my multiple strokes have robbed me of too many memories, like seeing my children born, my wedding day and so many things, sometimes a photo can bring them back briefly then they are gone again, so I decided some years ago to live for today and tomorrow.  :'(
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  • Francis_theythemFrancis_theythem Member Posts: 120 Pioneering
    @woodbine mine isn't due to stroke but this is exactly how I feel about my own memory. It's reassuring to know someone else experiences this
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,428 Disability Gamechanger
    Holding my daughter for the first time 🥰
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