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Childhood fascinations...

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Childhood fascinations...

As a child I remember being fascinated with three things more than anything else, space (especially our solar system), dinosaurs and the Roman Empire. Somewhere I'm sure my mother still has some of my primary school work on these subjects Roll eyes
As an adult none of these have played a part in my life other than enjoying sc-fi, documentaries and films containing/about any of the above.
What were your childhood fascinations and have they played a major part in your adult life?

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Science, more specifically chemistry.
I started my working life as a trainee lab technician at a steel works and spent a couple of months in each of the various laboratories.
When it came to the chemi lab it was hot, wet and full of steam so I decided that wasn't where I wanted to work.
I ended up in the Refractories Lab.
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For me I've always taken things apart to see how they worked, that was the easy part, often I never worked out how to get them back together again... Grin
But, I ended up as a computer repair technician for a shop back in Lancashire, where I took computers (both desktops and laptops) apart pretty much every day, though by that time I had learned to put most things back together, though these days, since having serious problems with a sleep disorder, I've moved onto non-computery things (they're boring now, no scope for decent repairs), mostly vintage electricals and whatnot aswell as a few petrol powered things that I've yet to make work again, often combining things that normally don't work together and make them work as if they were made for each other... Smiley
And being a bit of a trekkie, I also find science and engineering quite fascinating, seeing the advances in technologies and how they keep developing more and more lightweight materials that are stronger than their predecessors, makes for fascinating reading... Smiley
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As a kid, my favourite reading material was electronic and science magazines.
I've ended up in my perfect job as an electronics engineer with the occasional accidental blowing up of things (a hazzard when you work with >400 amp devices ......)
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The sea.... and ships....


need I say more ?
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must admit to watch all ,, or most of the Apollo flights in black and white TV
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Trains, Windmills and anything remote controlled  Smiley
Gotta love technology... and was I allowed to get into anything technical for a career? No.. one disruptive parent had other ideas for me to live their dream life instead and life became a power struggle  Angry
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Aviation and anything remotely connected with it.
With a particular interest in WW2 German aircraft, far more interesting than anybody else's. 
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@ Petlew.... you will be particularly interested in this video then...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooYQ8bG6bbI
and many more on the same page....
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Doris Day, and no!
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Grin Grin Grin

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Reading this got me thinking and to be honest reminiscing, it's not what it used to be.
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Is that a bit like deja-vue all over again? 
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Not the first time I've heard that.  Smiley