My Sunday Photo 8th January 2017

I always found this photo incredibly embarrassing, well who wouldn’t really! I was a gawky 12 year old on holiday with my mum when caught by one of the campsite photographers. I guess I’m grateful the photo is in black and white. The skirt was one my mum had made, cut down from a longer dress and it really didn’t match my cardigan.
It was 1977 and we were on the Isle of Wight, the first and only time I’ve been there. I must go back some day, it’s been so long.
I chose this photo because it would have been my mum’s birthday this week, she would have been 86 but she passed away 8 years ago so never even made it to 80. 



  1. shazjera
    January 8, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I knew that was you Anne (before reading your text). Love your memory.

    My mum's birthday was 2nd January. She passed in 1986 (at 58) and I still miss her. I still honour her birth day.

    Have a great week. x

  2. January 8, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Beautiful photo to look back on and relive the memories

    Thank you for linking up

  3. January 8, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    That was young Shaz 🙁 My mum's birthday was 2nd January and she would have been 55 in 1986. I do appreciate the extra time I had with her. xx

  4. shazjera
    January 8, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I was blessed to have a good relationship with my mum Anne. I would rather have the time I did than a different type of relationship (if that makes sense!). xx

  5. January 8, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    What a wonderful photo….It must hold so many fantastic memories.
    Thinking of you x

  6. travelingchristie
    January 8, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Ah such a lovely photo Anne, xxx

  7. January 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Great to have so many memories. You look very grown up for 12.

  8. January 8, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    haha, yes, i remember I hated this photo so much when I was young because I was nearly as tall as my mum and I hated being tall. Two of my kids are already taller than me and my 11 yr old is almost as tall as me now!

  9. coombemill
    January 8, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Love the story behind the photo, you were quite the fashionable girl in 1977 I remember having a long skirt much the same!

  10. January 9, 2017 / 9:50 am

    haha, if the photo was in colour you would see that the skirt was purple and the top bottle green. Maybe my mum was colour blind!

  11. debsrandomwritings
    January 9, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Oh Ann, that is a lovely photo. Your face is happy and smiling and you don't look awkward at all. My Mum used to make our clothes too, which I am sure is the reason I'm not at all into sewing!


  12. victoria welton
    January 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I think that this is a gorgeous photo – so very real. Your mum looks very protective of you 🙂

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