Wednesday, 9 October 2013

'Can't you see I'm getting older?'

It's a line from George Micheal - his album 'Older' - which I bought the year I was 30. I suppose it came to mind because last Sunday, we had a family celebration for my mum's 70th. So 'age' was very much on-topic, especially as we sat working out how many grandchildren would be 18 the year I was 50!

Sometimes, my own age takes me by surprise. Not that I feel ancient - just that I suddenly catch sight of myself and think 'how did I get so grey?' or 'when did my daughter get taller than me when she's not wearing heels' or 'exactly how old am I again?'

When I was 40, we put together a load of photos of me growing up and I flicked back through them yesterday evening. Made me laugh - I obviously had a thing about dressing up even when I was little (I could've posted a picture of me as Great Uncle Bulgaria, from The Wombles...but wasn't brave enough!)

I thought I'd share a few of them with you, so you can have a laugh at my expense this wonderful Wednesday!

Toddler Squidge
Dressed for a dance show

'Big School'
The Uni years





2004 - the grey creeps in
        
2006 - 70's night

14 comments:

  1. Ha ha - very funny! That brown carpet and wallpaper were the best! Remember the Christmas photo of the 3 of us in varying shades of brown and orange?? Go the '70's!!! Thanks for making smile every morning so far this week. Hxx

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    1. heehee! I seem to remember you were Madame Cholay (not sure what her name was, but that's how we pronounced it!) to my Great Uncle Bulgaria...who was Stephen?!

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  2. I like the 'Big School' picture. Just something about your expression and outfit that made me chuckle. Funny pictures!

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    1. I hate maroon as a result! Typical 70's style...

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  3. Age is just a number, isn't it? It seems to me that you have managed to stay in shape!

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    1. You're right, Muriel - it's how you feel that counts...and thanks for the compliment x

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  4. And the lovely smile never changes, never fades!

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    1. And it's on my face as I'm reading... :D

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  5. What a fun way to show yourself through time. You look great in red in your 2004 picture :)

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    1. Thanks, Kama - since going grey, I tend to wear a lot more colour - red's my favourite. And turquoise...cerise pink...navy blue...etc etc!

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  6. This is great, Squidge. Love 70s night! :)

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    1. The worrying thing is that, apart from the wig, I'm wearing ALL MY OWN CLOTHES!!

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  7. When my hair turns silver, which would be another 30-40 years more to go...I would love to make an album just like yours. It's wonderful to be reminiscing the old days.
    You still look great!

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  8. Thanks, Nadia...we had great fun choosing the wackiest photos for my 40th - I know there'll be a few more to add when I'm 50!

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