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Images That Transport You To Your Childhood Summer

Remember that day it was so hot that the pavement burnt your feet?

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2. Of course, there was a better way of dousing your mates.

With permission from Robert Ebersole / Via Twitter: @drawkcabtrebor

Although, convincing your parents to upgrade your water gun each summer was the real challenge.

3. All the cool kids would come back from their holidays with these, but your mum would never let you get one.

4. Being forced to take part in this for your school's summer fete.

muffinn (CC By http://2.0) / Flickr / Via Flickr: mwf2005

Although sometimes, you'd get lucky and get to chill out at the bottom of the pole rather than dancing around it like a loon.

5. Coming back from the school holidays with one of these, knowing you looked the business.

6. Playing catch with Velcro balls.

Velcro catch ball!!!! #BestFriends @C_Gray_10

Even better, that game where you wore Velcro hats and had to try and catch the ball with your head. So good!

7. Having your mum wrangle your arms in to arm bands if you were less than four miles away from a body of water.

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And accessorising with goggles, a float, a rubber ring, and anything else you could get your parents to buy for you.

10. The moment of joy after spotting one of these parked on the corner.

Elliot Brown (CC By http://2.0) / Flickr / Via Flickr: ell-r-brown

Only after an hour of agony as your super-attuned hearing listens to the chimes doing three laps of the block before coming to your road.

11. Your parents arguing for ages over putting up a striped windbreaker at the beach.

James Kendall/Flickr/(CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: thejameskendall

A quintessential British argument, if ever there was one.

16. But being more than happy if you got any of these:

Derek Σωκράτης Finch/Flickr/(CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: sagesolar

Only for the novelty to wear off, burying them in the sand, and then completely forgetting where you left them.

17. Taking holiday selfies with one of these:

Uwe Herman (CC By http://2.0) / Flickr / Via Flickr: uwehermann

Then having to wait a week to get them developed and find out whether you had your thumb over the lens or not.

21. The two-stick lollies that would always crumble if you tried to split them.

Charlotte Morrall (CC By http://2.0) / Flickr / Via Flickr: charlottemorrall

You were probably supposed to share these with a friend, but like that ever happened.

23. Your dad filling up the paddling pool by leaving the hose running in it.

steve p2008 (CC By http://2.0) / Flickr / Via Flickr: stevepj2009

You always knew it was time to get out when grass started getting in there.

Summer like it’s '89 with a Costa Cooler, and #ComeOutAndPlay.

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