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' phase. So 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.