Friday, 1 October 2010

Me as a little girl!

The camera doesn't like me.....
.....but now we are friends!
Me in the garden of the house I grew up in.  I would have been aged about 4 here!
Me at nursery, in the front row clearly wondering why my photo is being taken!   Actually, I really love this photo.
This must have been me in P1 so I would have been aged about four and a half!  Every photo I had taken at school at a young age was one where I had a snotty nose!

The other thing I also think of when I see this photo is how I remember hating primary school as I got bullied (until my Mother intervened and told the little girls mother what she was doing to me, after which made things a little easier but I was always the outsider).  Overall therefore I didn't enjoy primary as I was different from all the other kids who were there and I am grateful now for that as otherwise I would not be who I am today (warts and all) - funny though how looking at these photos I don't necessarily see why I was so different apart from having the snotty nose!  Now I am also thinking of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice "if you prick us do I not bleed?  If you tickle us do we not laugh?" - and I am smiling now as I write!
Me in the garden of the house I grew up in, aged about 4 or 5

Photos are like paintings in that they portray a snapshot in time for a memory or actual event/place and when right they leave an impression.  For me, when I look at these photos I can definitely see me the person being formed albeit I have changed a great deal (otherwise that would be creepy wouldn't it!)!
Me as I am today, flashback this morning!

  1. Photo 1 - part of a set which started off me wondering what the photo booth was all about and ended up me crying as I couldn't understand why it was flashing at me!
  2. Photo 2 - Being coy, sweet, cute and lovable, sometimes that is still true, really!
  3. Photo 3 - I am sometimes curious and my face does tend to show what I am thinking, especially if I don't understand something and am trying to work it out - something I do a lot as life is not all black and white there are many shades of grey and that is what makes it interesting.
  4. Photo 4 - I am me, not picture perfect and flawed and happy!  
  5. Photo 5 - sometimes awkward and impatient, yet dutiful in doing what someone I love really wants me to do which I know will make them happy!
  6. Photo 6 - still playing around with cameras and new i-phone apps (thanks Anika for telling me about this one, you were right I love it). 
Hope you have a great time flashing back to your past memories too and a fantastic weekend in the process which will make for great memories for the future.
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  1. I think the pictures of you in the garden are the best. Did you ever read or see the secret garden? This post brought back memories of that, for me.

  2. This is a great flashback. I love all the pictures of you. Your face has so much character and I love it!

  3. Hi Tia and Ashley, thanks so much for leaving me notes. I have not read the secret garden and am now curious! I hope those memories were good ones though Tia!!! Ashley, I am glad you love my face, someone has to ;-) and if I could give you a hug I would you are fab (full stop, period!).

  4. I love seeing you as a little girl and thinking about the life that led to the amazing woman you are today

  5. Jamie, you are incredibly generous to me by saying I must be amazing today - WOW, that is quite a compliment and not one that I feel worthy of but I really do thank you for as coming from you I know it is sincere and heartfelt and I am humbled and extremely honoured by it xo

  6. Really wonderful post. You're awesome.

  7. it's amazing how old photos colour or lose their colour over the years. you're looking super cute now tho!

  8. Aw, I just love this! That first photo that shows you crying is so sad, but I still love it and the whole group of them, showing all the emotion and memories layered throughout. You inspire me to do one of my own!