Friday 20 January 2012
Young At Heart.....
I remember my childhood so vividly.....happy times growing up in the 1970's, lots of holidays, swings, pools, beaches, farms.....kids just being kids, the things we did, my oh my!!
I'm always the chubby one that occasionally smiled but generally looked unhappy and usually eating!! My brother was Houdini....always trying to escape, so most of the time he was strapped into a pram and my sister was always smiling.
Leanne and I, 1968, not sure where this was taken.
Me in the background, Leanne on the high swing, and a neighbour, 1971 in our back yard.
Me in the pram at the Melbourne Zoo, 1968.
My very handsome Dad, Tony with my sister and a family friend Peter, 1969, Stanhope.
My Mum was so cool....a lover of clothes, I know where my love of fashion comes from now.
Stanhope 1974. Our family and family friends used to go up to a dairy farm in country Victoria every year. The family who ran the dairy farm would come down to Melbourne and stay in one of our homes....it was really a house swap. We ran the dairy farm for 2 weeks every Easter for many years.....such fun fun times....driving tractors, herding cows, collecting the stray kittens, chickens and ducks, playing in the hay shed with no fear of snakes, frightening the bulls until they frightened us....and sitting at the pianola inside the farm house pedalling those tunes out as fast as our little legs could go.
Leanne and I, yes I was probably eating the chicken feed!!
Look at my Mum's beehive hairdo.....1968.
In my parents bedroom. We used to ride these bikes up and down the hallway, back and forward as fast as our legs would scoot.
Me, Glenhuntly pool 1968
My brother Greg, 1973.....always had his sleeves rolled up for some reason.
Anyway, that's a little peek into my family....how time travels on so quickly, it only seems like yesterday, and now we're all in our 40's....Dad has gone, he passed away in 2006, but Mum is still kicking around and heading towards 72. She still loves a holiday, she still loves her fashion....and she still loves the sun!!