Thursday, 18 March 2010

Friday Photo Flashback and a Sunshine Award

I received this Sunshine Award from Tattered and Lost Ephemera.  If you haven't visited this blog before you really should, the ephemera is often in the form of old advertisements and the commentary is amusing and informative at the same time.

I'd like to pass this award on to a few blogs which I enjoy visiting, not so much for their crafty content but for the way they are written or the inspiration they provide.

Feeding Family For Fifty - Helen McGinn has blogged off for a little while and I miss reading about how she tries to feed her family well for £50 a week.  There is lots of other interest in her stories too.  Even though she isn't blogging right now, read back through her posts and hopefully she will be back online soon. 

Millie Motts There isn't often any text on this blog, just fabulous vintage fashion images.  They are so interesting and inspiring, they don't really need any text.

With a Grateful Prayer & a Thankful Heart Lorraine provides a warm mixture of crafts, cooking, photography and family life and blogs pretty much every day.

 and now for Friday Photo Flashback.  Helen of 'Feeding a Family for Fifty' wanted to see what I looked like in my 'hippy' phaseSo here I am aged nearly 15 on holiday in Italy (1974) with long hair. Spot the enormous watch with double strap, unfortunately, you can't see my flares. There really aren't many photos of me at this age as I was really self-conscious and avoided the camera whenever I could, there is even cine film of me turning and walking away from the camera taken in Venice.  A very different stage in my life from the one where I happily posed for the photo I showed last week!

PS I have posted this photo before, I used it in my blog header when I turned 50 and was asked to post the original photo.  But when I went to look for a 'hippy' photo, it was the only one I could find.  


  1. Definitely a ray of sunshine to pay a visit here :o) Love your flashback photo - I think we've seen this one before but I can't remember exactly why you showed it. I bet the flares looked fab!

  2. Yes, Joanne you have seen it before. I've put a PS on the post to explain.

  3. Well, Hello, Sweet Blogging friend! Thank you for the Sunshine Award! Although you must know visiting your place always brightens my day :)

    Cute "hippy" pic. I remember those watches ~ didn't they come with a variety of different colored bands? But where are those hip-hugger bell-bottomed jeans? Maybe it was a different fad.

    Fun stopping by!

  4. Oh I loved my hippy days too!!!!! oooo was/is your hair curly when its long then or is that a perm haha XXX

  5. Oh those double strap watch straps! I had a bright red Timex watch on a black double strap - I thought I was the bees knees. That fashion has never returned, shame it bought so much joy, happy days.
    Your blogs are lovely.

  6. That's a fab photo Janice, still happy and smiling in it.
    Thanks for the links I shall have a nosy in a mo xxx

  7. far out man LOL great photo :)

  8. Still that super smile though Janice. :)

  9. I'm surprised you avoided the camera because you are so pretty!!

    How fun to be in Italy!!!!

  10. I found your blog through Friday Follow. Have a wonderful week-end!

  11. Dontcha love those flared jeans, and hp hugger days? Great photo flashback!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  12. I love the photo, LOVE IT! You look so cool, dude. Thank you so much for the award, I'm back for a brief visit and yours was my first stop. I'm posting cupcakes in a minute! ;O) xx


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