What Did You Watch – A Cornish Mum


So, after a little break, we are back with another fabulous blogger to let you know all about her viewing pleasure whilst growing up, and maybe help her solve a burning question!

Introducing Stephanie(Stevie) who blogs at A Cornish Mum.

Growing up, I mostly enjoyed watching films that my two older siblings hated. Admittedly that was just to wind them up, oh sibling love is a beautiful thing, but when it came to television programmes we were on the same page.

So here are my five favourite television programmes growing up.

 Byker Grove.

I may have cried when PJ was blinded, biut then in my defence I was nine when it happened in 1992. It was kind of my first introduction to soaps and I couldn’t get enough.

I still love Ant and Dec now, they crack me up.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch

A teenager who can use magic to get what she wants, I think you can see the appeal here. I wanted to be Sabrina, even if her magic always seemed to go wrong.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Will Smith, even when he wore the horrendous early 90’s style clothes in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

I loved Carlton as well as a character, especially when he danced. This was one of those programmes that made me feel a bit more grown up watching it, as it talked about more adult things like dating.

I’ve introduced my boys to it and they love it as well. I’ll still happily watch it now and laugh.

Round The Twist

‘Have you ever…ever felt like this ? Strange things happening…are you going round the twist ?’, I still sometimes have this theme tune stuck in my head.

It was Australian, about a dad and his three children who lived in a lighthouse, along with ghosts. The story lines were always completely unbelievable and odd, but hilarious to my younger self.


This last one is a tricky one, as I have no idea what the programme is called! I’m hoping you can all help me to be honest.

The programme had a girl in it, with an imaginary friend called Annabella Kajinski (I named one of my hamsters this growing up – yes my hamster had a surname.), she had a dog named Rags and that is all I can remember.

This has bugged me for years trying to remember the name of the programme, googling doesn’t work and nor does searching on you tube!

In fact when I mentioned calling my hamster Annabella Kajinski, I recently had a comment from someone asking if I please knew what the programme was called, as it had been bugging them for years.

So can anyone put us out of our misery and tell us the programme name ?!

Thankyou so much to Stevie for telling us about her TV viewing and for now making all of us wish we knew what the programme was called, I asked my husband yesterday and he knew what we were talking about, but didn’t have a clue what it was called.

If you would like to put Stevie out of her misery, you can find her on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and youtube.

Comments (26)

  • RachelSwirl

    August 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    oh Sabrina the Witch, I loved that along with clarissa explains it all!

  • A Cornish Mum

    August 10, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I still have no idea what the programme was called ha! Thanks for featuring me and giving me a stroll down memory lane.

    Stevie x

    1. Annabella Kajindki

      November 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      really dont know how I came across this forum!

      The programme that you are trying to remember was call “Just Us” with Kay Mellor. It was set in Leeds very close to where we live in Headingley.

      The imaginary friend to Hope was called Annabella Kajinski. She also had s dog called Rags.

      The series ran for 3 seasons from 1992 – 1994.
      Brings back a lot of good memories.

      Hope this helps.

      1. Stevie – A Cornish Mum

        November 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm

        Oh I LOVE you this has bothered me for YEARS, thank you!

        1. Annabella Kajindki

          November 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm


          Series 3 of just us is available on youtube!

  • LaaLaa

    August 11, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Ah how could I forget Byker Grove, bloody hell! I can hear the theme song in my head lol. I can’t deal with Ant & Dec now but back then lol. Sabrina was a favourite too. I just did a post like this on Monday, it’s so nice to relive everything.

  • Baby Isabella

    August 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    My mummy loved Sabrina The Teenage Witch, however that last one we have no idea? Strange x

  • Sarahjane Wood

    August 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I have seen every episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and still to this day I can’t help but shed a tear at the final episode! Sabrina & Harvey forever

  • Christine Dodd

    August 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I was born a bit too soon to remember all these clearly – but I was a fan of Grange Hill

  • joanna

    August 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    No idea about the last one but I loved Sabrina the teenage witch when I Was younger. I remember watching it with my sister when we got in from school.

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    August 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I used to absolutely love Sabrina when I was a kid! And Round The Twist too (the theme tune still gets in my head too!)

  • Natasha Mairs

    August 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Love all of these programmes. my fave was the prince of bel air. I really liked Carlton in in

  • Anosa

    August 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I cant even rack my brain as I am bad at remembering older TV shows but I took grew up watching the first three, my absolute favourite

  • Nayna Kanabar

    August 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I remember watching Sabrina and the fresh price of bel air. Great programmes.

  • Ali – We Made This Life

    August 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I can’t help on the mystery programme but I remember and loved the others1

  • Liz Mays

    August 11, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    These are some classics. We watched a lot of Fresh Prince. My kids watched Sabrina too!

  • Rhian Westbury

    August 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I used to watch sabrina the teenage witch and the fresh prince of bel air all the time, loved them both. x

  • Hannah

    August 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I used to love fresh prince!m and Sabrina the teenage witch!

  • Charli Bruce

    August 12, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I can’t help with the mystery show, although the name does ring a bell! I used to watch all of these though, as soon as I read Round The Twist I started singing the theme song before I even read it written underneath, I loved that show SO much! I still find myself randomly singing it from time to time! xx

  • Anna Nuttall

    August 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I use to lo love Sabrina and hated Byker Grove. Iuse to adore crystal palace. xx

  • WhatLauraLoves

    August 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I used to LOVE Sabrina The Teenage witch when I was younger, absolutely LOVED that show! xxx

  • Fashion and Style Police

    August 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I love Will Snirh too. Think we all had s crush on him. Lol.

  • Fashion and Style Police

    August 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I love will smith too. Think we all had a massive crush on him. Lol.

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    August 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I used to love round the twist, and now I can’t get the song out of my head haha


    August 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    OMG that takes me back a bit I watched most of those 😉

  • shannon ritchie

    August 13, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I just had so much nostalgia about Sabrina The Teenage Witch! I loved that show! 🙂

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