Monday, 19 January 2015

My first dog.

So many old photo's in an album. Some of them I have never seen.

Some of them I can remember being taken but haven't seen for years.

My mum, me and my Nana. I was in hospital and tried to bite my lip to stop crying as I knew they were about to go. Kids know these things.
My kids know this memory because I grow sweet peas in our garden when I can. A memory I often relay to them, now I can say this is the photo, my sense of smell takes me back to sweet pea's.
The flowers in my arms, need you guess.

An even earlier photo. one of a fat faced little kid and another dog. Looking at the photo, I don't know my mum and dad or my Nana by looking at them.  They are so thin.  Fat little kid who isn't smiling.

Same era, same place. Me, my mum and my Nana who taught me to sew. We were at Lands End in Cornwall, again in the LATE 50's. I best tell you it was the LATE 50's, incase anyone thinks it was even earlier which would make me even older.

Yep, misery in the middle again.

A few years on and here I am in Wales. I was three years old, can't remember this photo being taken.

Going back in time again, I can't remember this one being taken either, but it was in Lands End in Cornwall.

Thanks to two of our very grown up kids and my daughter in law Becca this weekend who took time out to come and visit us.They all have their own very special busy lives to lead.

Not forgetting a very special Skype call from Cambodia.

I always love water.

Love hot weather.

Love cats. if you look, that is a ginger cat in that dolls pram.

Always loved my dogs so much that they become a detraction from things I should other wise be doing. I never loved my hair.

Always loved my kids.
To my dear husband who had been on and on and on at me to DO A SOGGIBOTTOM BLOG POST.

Here it is, and when you ask do I love you and I ask,"what have you done  now" ?

You will smile and say, "I haven't done a thing". Then you will laugh !
I will probably say silly devil. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

Thanks mum for keeping such precious memories.
 x x x
My proof reader might not be available at times but I promise to do my best and stay away from silly distractions.
I will do Soggibottom posts and remember that no matter what comes along, always smile, never moan and groan about the things that happen in life that you can't change.
English saying, best foot forward, upwards and onwards. Promise to see you all soon. Probably very soon.... 

Freya has a blog of her own which is a great distraction. Sometimes that mutt needs to focus.


How Sam Sees It said...

Oh neat! I love old photos. My parents never talked much about their families. I have some of the old photos, but no idea who the people are.

Monty and Harlow

Allie said...

Love the old pics, especially of you. You could have been a Gerber baby, so cute, and still are. I never loved my hair either - but I do love yours -

The new pics are great, too. Love the one with Freya giving Karina lots of kisses.

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

A very special post because it is filled with family and memories to cherish. I knew I like you - but hey ho, now I really like you! Black labs - yup had those too!, Tri's just sigh and a love for family. All worth remembering and often.

WoolenSails said...

I loved seeing the old photos of you and you family. It made me think of my mom and grandma.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is a most beautiful post, with all those cherished memories that you hold close in your heart. The photos help to tell the story...
the whole story,,, and its beautiful. All the good times you all had this week--more memories,, talking, sharing ,, smiling,, and as you say onward!
You were an adorable baby and little girl.. and we love your hair!

Thank you for sharing with us.

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Oh I love the old photos. What nice stories go with them, and it is wonderful to feel connected to those times and people.

Sue Doran said...

Fabulous posting, you may make us wait but worth it when you do! Food for thought for us all xx

Julie said...

Pawfect post - nearly missed my train reading it!
Luffs the curly hair, so unfair!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Aww! You were cute! (still are!). Those beautiful blonde curls! (from someone who had short, dark, straight hair with a big whizzer bow on top. Sheesh! xx

Unknown said...

That was a great trip down memory lane. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful post ♥

Sue said...

Loved the photos. You were a bonny little girl. Really fab to put a face to the person I email:)

May your memories always be good ones that make you smile. Sue

Niky Sayers said...

What beautiful photos!

Niky Sayers said...

What beautiful photos!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Lucky you to have all these lovely photos. I was just moaning yesterday that there are so few of me when I was little. Perhaps a good thing:)

Murphy said...

What wonderful photos! This younger generation has no idea how lucky they are to always have a camera following them!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sketching with Dogs said...

Love all your photos, they must evoke wonderful memories.
Dip and Elliot x

Sue said...

I have a box of old photos that I must go thru soon. Wish my hair looks as good in mine.

What a lovely family and so glad you could get together recently.
Love, Sue

The Gang at LLB said...

What a wonderful post! I just love all the wonderful photos!

stellaroselong said...

My momma says to tell you she loves looking at her families old pictures also, and when she see's her grandma so always gets a lump right in the middle of ther throat...its called the "missing you" lump. Thank you for sharing your family wif ours.
stella rose and momma

Joanna said...

So many beautiful smiles in those pics. I love seeing them, too, like so many of your other followers.

Anonymous said...

Dad says to a blast to look back at all the memories....well in his case some!

The Mad Scots

Charliedownunder said...

I LOVED this post. Old photos ..... beautiful!!! I have some very similar ones of me when I was little. Not many. We were VERY poor and cameras were non existent but I treasure each and every one. AND sweet peas. No-one grows them any more. They used to be in EVERY garden when I was a child. I will plant some this year. Thankyou for the memories!!
Charlie's Mum, Lynn.

Chatty Crone said...

Your daughter brought the photos down - thank you for sharing them with us. I know you love them.

I wish you would not call yourself the one with the fat face. :(

And why looking so sad there?

What do you mean the flowers in your hand?

It was so great to see your kids there all together. Like a family reunion.

I see you and your daughter hugging?

I love cool weather!

Of course you have to do Soggibottom posts!

And it is okay to moan and groan!

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Lovely post!! These black and white photos are priceless.

Momo, Pinot & mom

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a lovely post. You look very sweet even though you looked grumpy :-)

My Mind's Eye said...

What a beautiful post full of old and new memories being made.
Hugs madi and mom

Andrea said...

Wow these were super cool photos!