i discovered that Mum had scanned in some old photos over the weekend. While many of them are of other family members and thus i can’t share them here (for privacy reasons) I can share some of the ones of me…… mostly baby photos! one up here, the rest behind the cut..

opening a christmas present in 1976 (no giggles about the curtains im wearing please)

opening a christmas present in 1976 (no giggles about the curtains i'm wearing please)

yeah i know, i was adorable..

yeah i know, i was adorable..

still adorable..

still adorable..

as a bridesmaid to my uncle in 1978

as a bridesmaid to my uncle in 1978

... and then i grew up. i was a horrible teenager. Had gorgeous legs though! i was 15 here.

... and then i grew up. i was a horrible teenager. Had gorgeous legs though! i was 15 here.

the garden of the house i grew up in - at least till i was 10. see, were all gardeners in our family.

the garden of the house i grew up in - at least till i was 10. see, we're all gardeners in our family.

the dog i grew up with, taken in 1989. beautiful dog. You can see why i responded so strongly to Jess when i first met her, theres definite similarities, although since then, of course, weve come to love Jess for who she is

the dog i grew up with, taken in 1989. beautiful dog. You can see why i responded so strongly to Jess when i first met her, there's definite similarities, although since then, of course, we've come to love Jess for who she is.

s the wonderdog! we used to put chocolate dog buttons all the way up her nose in a row, and feed her another one, shed balance them all while eating the one in her mouth. clever girl.

s the wonderdog! we used to put chocolate dog buttons all the way up her nose in a row, and feed her another one, she'd balance them all while eating the one in her mouth. clever girl.

wed had s for years, we had a city tom cat, who was not friendly, when i was very small, but when i hit my late teens i persuaded mom and dad to get another cat, who i named (also beginning with s). when she was a kitten she used to climb in the dogs basket and curl up in her tail to go to sleep. used to freak the dog out..

we'd had s for years, we had a city tom cat, who was not friendly, when i was very small, but when i hit my late teens i persuaded mom and dad to get another cat, who i named (also beginning with s). when she was a kitten she used to climb in the dog's basket and curl up in her tail to go to sleep. used to freak the dog out..

... and to make matters worse, a year or so later, we got ss little brother, t, who used to do exactly the same thing as a kitten. Sadly, the dog died about 15 years ago, s about 8 years ago and t just a few years ago. i think mum n dad miss having a pet, but i know a local cat visits them occasionally - Paws - so they make do with him for now - although i am reliably informed that the day they retire, dad is getting a dog!

... and to make matters worse, a year or so later, we got s's little brother, t, who used to do exactly the same thing as a kitten. Sadly, the dog died about 15 years ago, s about 8 years ago and t just a few years ago. i think mum n dad miss having a pet, but i know a local cat visits them occasionally - Paws - so they make do with him for now - although i am reliably informed that the day they retire, dad is getting a dog!

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