Friday, 4 May 2012

a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away ...

well not really ... 30(cough)six years ago today my mum looked like this ...
she took my brother out picking blackberries down the lane near their cottage.
I was born that evening in their bedroom ... 3 1/2 hours after her first twinge. I had lots of hair (it had to be cut at 3 months as was in my eyes) and weighed 7lb 7oz ... and was a day early ... having 4 Star Wars mad brothers, meant the phrase 'May the 4th be with you' was said every year!
I don't think I was born able to wink ;) haha ... I think it was just a fluke .... oh and that lovely flowery dressing gown my mum is wearing ... it never wore out ... she only got rid of it last year!

These are the first couple of photos of me taken when I was only an hour or so old. Its funny to think that now the news of a birth and photos are placed on facebook so fast and everyone can share in the parents joy straight away. I remember looking at these when I was little thinking 'wow, is that really me?'

They moved out of the cottage when I was 2 1/2 to a bigger house not that far away. I don't think I can remember the inside of the cottage and I am not sure if what I remember is really me or just what I have heard people say ... we used to walk passed the cottage most weeks on the way to Church and so I knew it well from the out side. I always felt a little bond with it because I was born there ... I wonder if the people who live there now have any idea that someone began their life in the bedroom upstairs ... I guess lots of houses have history like that, but we never really think about it ........

anyway as I am still officially 35 till 9pm tonight, I am going off now to enjoy being a little bit younger than I will be tonight ... (I guess that's true of everyone, but hey, you know what I mean!)


  1. Aw such lovely photos - though your mum looks so amazing it's depressing! Have a brilliant day - wish I was with you for a bit of girly shopping! x

    1. I wish you were here too xxx miss you loads xxx

  2. Happy birthday! :) Such gorgeous photos. xx

  3. Happy birthday! :) Your mum is beautiful, and you look a lot like her. Hope you're having a lovely day. Xxx

    1. thank you, yes I had a lovely day ... made all the better cos I had a new toy to play with ;) haha


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