Random Thinker inspired this post ( http://whyareallthegoodblognamestaken.blogspot.com ) with her camping photo taken some years back in which behind her and unknown her husband look set to swat her with a fly swatter. It reminded me of this set of photos taken 24 years ago on my 33rd birthday as I prepared to cut my cake - the first photo is as it should be but
I was greeted by "smiles" when I went down to the Chemists shop to pick up my photos and soon found out why - I had no idea and thought Don was being affectionate - a tappin me on my head - Melissa had just reached 13 and was doing her best to look cool or sophisticated in the photo a look she wore for the best part of a year and which thankfully she grew out of. Alison was at that lovely uncomplicated age just before the hormonal tribulation begins about 12 in our family. Don was 37 and I thought I was so grown up which I was I guess having a 13 year old and 10 year old...It seemed no time between then and now and I still clearly remember my thoughts ans self at that age.