Trebor Fruit Salads & Black Jacks used to be 4 for a penny at Yellows sweet shop on the corner !
French skipping, we played this all the time at school. We used to spend a lot of time making the 'rope' out of elastic bands. Later versions used elastic.
The TV show Bagpuss featured mice who sang in falsetto tones // This was definitely one of my favourites - and I loved the songs, and the stories, and all of it.