I loved nothing more than to raid my Mum’s wardrobe and pick out the brightest clothing with the maddest jewellery and the highest heels. Something tells me I may have had aspirations of becoming a model or actress (yeah that went well).
I would talk my friends and cousins into dressing up with me and then relegate them with the pieces I didn’t want and kept the best bits for myself. They were happy enough to play along because they were younger than me and did anything I told them. One of the perks of being the eldest!
Again it’s been loads of fun going through all of my old pics and I’m so grateful to Mum for, firstly taking photos when we were kids, and secondly, keeping them all in OK condition. I’ve been doing the same for my girls. They are so great to look back on when you’re a craggy old woman. I love the memories these photos bring – I remember that TV set so well. We had it forever – they actually lasted in those days. It was colour and I think we were the first in the neighbourhood to have one. That green bean bag! I love that no-one in those days was too into having their backyards look like something from ‘Home Beautiful’. I love the daggy-ness of those days.
Playing along with #flashbackfriday has been so much fun. A huge thank you to Pip Lincolne from meetmeatmikes for organising and allowing us all to join in. And this week’s prompt from Cook Republic has been so great!
Have you kept your photos from the ‘good old’ days? What are your favourite memories?