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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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1. Filling water balloons from the tap until they exploded.

There was always one older kid who actually knew how to tie those things.
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There was always one older kid who actually knew how to tie those things.

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

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

You might as well have not gone to the Isle of Wight at all!
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You might as well have not gone to the Isle of Wight at all!

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

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.
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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.

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

8. Hypercolor T-shirts.

Just look at how baggy that top is!
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Just look at how baggy that top is!

9. The mini win of getting your mum to buy you jellies.

Pair of green jelly shoes, close up
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Pair of green jelly shoes, close up

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

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.
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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.

A quintessential British argument, if ever there was one.
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A quintessential British argument, if ever there was one.

12. Spending all your pocket money on these:

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13. Forming a bike gang with the neighbourhood kids.

The best bit: catching a drinks can in your wheel and making it sound like a motorbike.
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The best bit: catching a drinks can in your wheel and making it sound like a motorbike.

14. Being made to put on one of these at the beach.

It's as if your parents were deliberately trying to ruin your street cred.
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It's as if your parents were deliberately trying to ruin your street cred.

15. Feeling hopeful when you walked passed a shop like this, just in case your dad would buy you a dinghy.

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

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

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

18. Ice poles.

Excellent value for money at just 10p. Who knows what they cost now...
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Excellent value for money at just 10p. Who knows what they cost now...

19. Switching from winter to summer school uniform.

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20. The dream-destroying day this happened.

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

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

22. Begging for a donkey ride on the beach.

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

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