My Sunday Photo -3rd July 2016

This week I’m going back in time. Probably about 1975, look at that decor! This was my childhood living room and we had our cousins come to visit. I’m sitting in the middle with my little brother on my lap. The reason I have chosen this is so you can see how wonderful our wallpaper was in the 70s, and those curtains were nylon and would give you a static shock if you only had your socks on when you touched them!!

Actually this was a pivotal time in my life. It was the year after my Dad had passed away on his way to work and my nan and my cousin (The one on the left) had come to live with us. Everything went a little crazy in the next few years it was a difficult time for us all.


Sunday Snap


  1. sarahmo3w
    July 3, 2016 / 9:00 am

    It sounds like a difficult time for you. What a young age to lose your dad. My husband lost his at 13 and I always find it terribly sad and rather strange to think that my son has had a dad alive longer than my husband has 🙁
    This photo reminds me so much of photos of me and my brother with our cousins at my Nana's house. The decor and clothes are almost identical!

  2. July 3, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I've seen the wallpaper many times, it's even been making a bit a comeback as retro wallpaper! I don't think I'd go for it again…although I did love the huge flower wallpaper we had all over the kitchen 🙂

  3. Tara
    July 3, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Sorry to hear it was such a hard time for you. So sad to lose your dad so young.

    Your photo is so nostalgic. The wallpaper/carpet combo is ace, it reminds me of my granddad's house (although it looked just like that in the early 90s!) #MySundayPhoto

  4. July 3, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Aww! What a hard time….A photo full of memories for you.
    Sending love and hugs x

  5. shazjera
    July 3, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I can't begin to imagine how your lives turned upside down Anne but you do have my empathy. Sometimes it's good to reflect as a way of moving forward.

    I would have recognised you from your profile picture on here!

    I remember the decor of the time very well … no duvets either but blankets and hot water bottles …


  6. Photalife
    July 3, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Love looking back at old photos. Love the carpet and wallpaper, we don't have style like this anymore

    Thank you for linking up

  7. victoria welton
    July 3, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I love old photos – and this brings back memories of my own childhood during the 70s – those clothes and that wallpaper! Your live must have been hard for quite some time x

  8. July 3, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    ah yes, and coats on the bed in the middle of winter, no central heating just a gas fire. Them were the days, lol.

  9. shazjera
    July 3, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Our children have no idea …

  10. July 3, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I have photos of me and my brother in our front room which is decorated the same. I'm sorry to hear this photo has a sad memory attached x #MySundayPhoto

  11. July 5, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    It is always nice to look at old photos as it makes you remember and sounds like this one is a tough year. #MySundayPhoto

  12. rebeccabeesley
    July 7, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    what a brilliant retro photo – sorry it was a difficult time for you. There is something about that style of decor that I find comforting – I actually think i love books like 'the tiger who came for tea' because they remind me of that sort of era. x

  13. nessjibberjabberuk
    July 9, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Gosh I can't imagine losing a parent at such as young age. You never know what is round the corner each day. On a much brighter note we had horrendous orange & brown and blue & turquoise 70's wallpaper in both our living and dining rooms! What was even worse was my mum and nan covered the box I had to take to school with our harvest festival offerings in it!

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