Mama OWL Blog: #TheGallery : The Eighties

#TheGallery : The Eighties

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

I love reminiscing about 'the Eighties', mostly because I was born in 1982 and I don't have the same embarrassing fashion faux pas photos to worry about, as I didn't dress myself and can take no responsibility for my outfits. My three older sisters however... Haha! I think the less said about that the better.

This photo (a genuine polaroid shot, scanned in from my parents photo album, no effects bar a crop and adding the text) is of the four of us girls when I was just a toddler - big J, then me (little J), then L and finally N in the blue. Every time I see it it makes me smile. Memories of days spent running through fields, climbing trees, sledding down hills, cow pat flinging (best not to ask) and growing up in a big traditional family, sitting down to dinner every night together, baking with my mum, nan and sisters (yes, very 'Little House' on the Prairie I know), family holidays and days out. I do try and emulate many aspects of my upbringing in my own parenting, because I remember how happy those days were and I really want the same for my kids.

I'm lucky in that I have great memories of my childhood, our parents did everything they could to bring us up well and they made sure that we had everything we needed even when they had to go without. I can't thank them enough for everything they have done for us, for me, and I really hope we've done them proud.


15 comments:

  1. Lovely! What a fantastic childhood :)

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  2. Fantastic! I was born in 1982 as well!

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  3. A great photo and lovely memories to treasure

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  4. Gorgeous! Sounds like a fab childhood. I was born in the 80's too x

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  5. I was born in the 80s, so this theme is opening my eyes this week LOL Lovely photo and some wonderful memories of your childhood.

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  6. What a lovely post I am sure your parents are very proud of you as I am my girls who were born in the 80's some times tough but so much fun!

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  7. Very sweet photo! I was born in the 60's so the 80's decade for me was the big one - growing up, boys, fashion, new hair dos. Fabulous decade!!

    CJ x

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  8. Sweet family, hope your all have a happy and healthy life! x

    http://lovekids360.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. what childhoods should be made of.
    very much like mine - what I wish for my boy.

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  10. Cow Pat flinging? Yep, we did that!! Great Pic!

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  11. Those are some really lovely memories.....but what is cow pat flinging??

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  12. cow pat flinging??? sounds fun/interesting...

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