My favorite activity as a child was hanging out with my friends, riding bikes and climbing trees. Since not all days were sunny and warm we had to spend some time inside as well. It was always hard to stay inside because there is literally less room to play and often we had to use our creativity to transform parts of our house into the land of “Far far away”. In this magical place we defended our pillow castles from dragons and witches, we repelled numerous troll attacks and saved the world countless times. The recipe was quite simple: we had to use our imagination to reenact scenes from our favorite bedtime stories and boy did we know a great number of stories.
Listening to bedtime stories was always an event for me. To put it into perspective I must say that me and my friends grew up on cartoons (back then video games weren’t such a big thing). During the day we could watch cartoons one or two hours at a time but our parents never allowed us to fell asleep watching TV. Instead, my father would read for us stories, fairy tales and legends.