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cem
  • Name? Cem
  • Favourite subject at school? Maths
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? Family farm in Turkey.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Aubergines
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A muppet. I’ve made it.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? John Lewis
  • Earliest childhood memory Picking runner beans from neighbour’s garden.
James
  • Name? James
  • Favourite subject at school? English
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? My Grandma's house, Marton-Le-Moor, North Yorkshire.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Waxworks and dolls - I'm still scared of them now!
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? Up to 1.3% on Just Eat
  • Earliest childhood memory Watching my parents stand at the front door of our house in Manchester, from behind the waterproof plastic covering of my pram. I'm not kidding!
Clare
  • Name? Clare
  • Favourite subject at school? Chemistry!
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? England, as we lived abroad.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Cockroaches. One day I woke up to find one on top of my nose and once it had been removed my father pointed out that they only come in twos.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? An artist or horse show jumper in the Olympics.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? Pet Supermarket - I can get 3.5% KidStart savings back on my dog's food!
  • Earliest childhood memory When I was 5 - my birthday party in a big field.
Julian
  • Name? Julian
  • Favourite subject at school? Maths
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? Cornwall – it never seemed to rain.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Picking mushrooms (there always seem to be maggots underneath).
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A cricketer for England (not being able to bat or bowl was a bit of a hindrance).
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? BA - I love Heathrow Terminal 5 and flying.
  • Earliest childhood memory Watching fireworks on bonfire night through the window at home.
Julieta
  • Name? Julieta
  • Favourite subject at school? Spanish Literature
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Bugs, except ladybirds.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A singer and a writer.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? Cath Kidston - I can get 3% back!
  • Earliest childhood memory Being on holiday, camping with my parents and getting lost following an ant. My parents went crazy. It was very typical of me.
Lydia
  • Name? Lydia
  • Favourite subject at school? Biology
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? Rock pooling on the beach in Salcombe, Devon.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Being sawn in half at a circus whilst dressed as a clown.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? Angels Fancy Dress
  • Earliest childhood memory Bringing a drowned bee 'back to life' by warming up on a tea saucer.
Vish
  • Name? Vish
  • Favourite subject at school? Maths
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? My grandma’s place at a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Monsters under my bed, whenever sleeping alone in dark.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A neurosurgeon.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? Amazon
  • Earliest childhood memory Climbing on Mulberry trees and picking fresh fruit, after school in summers, with friends.
Lindsay
  • Name? Lindsay
  • Favourite subject at school? I.T
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? A caravan park in the South of France.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Sellotape.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? Air Hostess.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? eBay
  • Earliest childhood memory Crawling through a glass door!
Karen
  • Name? Karen
  • Favourite subject at school? Drama
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? Camping in Spain.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Caterpillars.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A ballet dancer.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? £1 back on every Waitrose order
  • Earliest childhood memory My dad and I opening the front door and seeing my mum holding my newborn baby brother.
Emma
  • Name? Emma
  • Favourite subject at school? Art
  • Favourite childhood holiday destination? Mauritius.
  • Childhood irrational fear? Being eaten by a monster.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A Chef.
  • Favourite offer on KidStart? 2% for my kids on Amazon
  • Earliest childhood memory Hiding under my bed when my parents had a dinner party as I had secretly stuck my finger in the cheesecake and had been told I would be eaten by one of their friends (as a joke)... I was terrified!