365: Foundation Years 1997-2000

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Christmas 1998. Look at that mid to late 90's decor!
Christmas 1998. Look at that mid to late 90’s decor!

To celebrate my first 365 days on the WordPress website, I decided to do a series of blogs titled 365 until next Wednesday. For the first few, I will be giving a biography of my life, so let’s delve into my first few years of life.

I was Originally concieved around July of 1996, and for about 9 months I swam around inside my Mother, grew a little, developed organs and features and most stuff babies have. At this point, my Mother and Father were engaged and were already living in my current house, however, before I was born they had to get rid of Oscar, a dog they got of her friend Laura. I don’t know who they gave the dog to, but apparently Oscar was very jumpy, and jumpy dogs and babies really don’t mix.

Finally, in April 8th 1997 at 22:27pm, during the ITV News at ten, Benjamin Lewis Attwood was born. I weighed 8 pound and a quarter. Now I am quite a bit bigger and heavier, and I was around 56cm (SOURCE: Mother).

I was born into a world of hope and joy, John Major was out of power, ending under 20 years of Tory suppression, and a young guy called Tony Blair came to power, and was with us for 10 years. Other substantial things that happened during the first 3 years of me being here were the 3rd Millennium, The Euro was established, Dolly the sheep, Tellytubbymania, Y2K, and ONLY 6 billion people lived on earth (of which I am one of!)

As a baby, I was rather well behaved, but even then elements of what would would be my character started to emerge. Such as one of my first phrases being, and I quote, ‘Is that it?’. My singing as well began to take shape, two stories come to mind, the time I sang Angels in a Welcome break as a 2 year old and my dad trying to shut me up, and singing a made up song in Nursery, made up by me!

So, yeah. That was baby Ben in a nutshell. Started off as a quiet and well behaved baby, and slowly became louder and louder to the point when I was singing in cafes and Shouting hello to ducks, trying to be friendly (and scared them away!).

And to end this post, here is me as a BABY!

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Since 2012, Benjamin Attwood has written for the If you Ask Ben blog.

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