Thursday, 29 December 2011

Portraits of a younger blogger

 Demure, tidy, the picture of a nice little girl.
 But this is nearer to the real Z.
 'nuff said.
 And this is how I preferred to spend my time.
 We'd been married three months and this was our wedding reception, at the Yacht Club in Lowestoft.  I was pregnant here, but didn't yet know it.
 Three years later - I was 22, my sister Wink was 28.  Also in the picture are her first husband, Weeza, the Sage and Al.
 And here I'm 30 and it's the day after Ro was born.
 A year or so later.  Joepie (pron. Yoopi), my Dutch au pair when I was 6, and we remained friends with her and her sister (who had been our au pair a year earlier) for many years.
There really is nothing to say about this one.  Although it does show that I am not, and never have been, vain about my appearance.

17 comments:

Rog said...

Lovely stuff! " My Life in a Blog Post"!

My junior school pic reveals me in a tie ( with custard stains) pretending to read a book just like yours.

Wedding looked a bit emotional - I see even the cake was in tiers...

Z said...

Probably the same book, Rog. The photographer brought the props. My mother always complained that the school didn't forewarn parents when the school photos were to be taken and I was usually a total scruff.

I made that cake, I'll have you know (I'm kindly ignoring the pun).

Alienne said...

I did enjoy those photos! I have school reports like that too. I usually looked fairly neat in childhood photos, but only because my hair was short and very curly so it couldn't go far astray. My younger daughter on the other hand looks like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards in most of her childhood photos, even the ones where she had short hair.

Mike and Ann said...

Even in that first photograph you are instantly recogniseable as the Z we know today.

Roses said...

Aren't you lovely? Then and now.

I'm amused by your report card, I wish mine had been more positive. It usually said 'must talk less and work harder'. No change.

What strikes me about your pictures then and now, is the steadiness of your gaze. There's such strength there.

mig said...

What delightful collection of photos, you're such a likable looking character.
The third one made me think of Swallows and Amazons. Oh and the report, weren't you good! Most of mine said 'could try harder' in a variety of ways! (Though untidiness featured a lot too)

john.g. said...

It's good to see old photos.

Z said...

Dear Mrs Hubbins didn't mention that I rarely said a word at school. I very much doubt that she ever heard me sing.

Actually, I am really glad to have found these photos. I look a lot more confident than I ever felt, but that shows I must have been more secure in myself than I realised. If you see what I mean.

Liz said...

Oooh, what a lovely post.

As I remarked on Mike's blog yesterday - I do love old photos (that said, I’m still very much in ‘old song’ mode over on my own blog). My mum put out a display of photos at my Grandma's funeral a couple of weeks ago and I hope to get my hands on some of them. I've got one of those gadgets for converting slides and negatives into digital images but I need to raid the slides box in my mum's loft before I can make full use of it.

Z - I can never get over just how young you looked when you got married and you still look like a teenager at 30. I was still being asked for ID well into my 20s; I imagine you having to prove that you were over 18 when you were about 40.

Z said...

Well, I was refused service for being under 18 when El and Al were in their teens. When I looked bewildered, the barista realised her mistake and was so embarrassed! I was, afterwards, more indignant that teenagers were not allowed to eat at the Theatre Royal unless accompanied, than anything else.

How do we know said...

awwwwww..i loove this post.. and u look like a teenager at ur wedding.. more like14 than .. old enuf to be married at any rate!

allotmentqueen said...

You made that cake? Blimey. I thought you said you weren't crafty. Looks pretty damn good to me. I especially like the way it's attached to the Sage's tie.

Z said...

Oh no, AQ, I made the cake. I didn't decorate it. I was pretty good at cake decoration at that time, but not in that league. I did personally attach it to the Sage's tie, though.

I know, HDWK. I look in the mirror now and feel quite depressed.

lx said...

Tidy is over-rated!

Z said...

Couldn't agree more, LX. But I've always suspected that I'm a bloke at heart.

luckyzmom said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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