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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Photos

Today I was looking through some old photos, which I often enjoy doing. They always bring back so many memories and remind me how many things have changed, yet there are always some things that remain the same. I found this beautiful picture of me and Nana. It makes me miss her but its always nice to have. Sorry for the bad quality of some of the pictures.
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I also found some pictures of my childhood. I'm always surprised how many we have, my parents must have been taking pictures almost non stop! I selected a few to share here. I think this post is quite relevant for me because lately I have been thinking about how fast the last few years have gone. It seems as though one moment I was a child and then I was not. Sometimes I wish that time would stand still for a while so I could reflect on things but life always continues.
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As a child, I was so easily entertained. There were always fun things to do, which is quite a contrast to now since I get bored easily. In the first picture I am the one wearing the goggles. I loved playing in the pool and also I did competitive swimming until I was sixteen. I used to find it fun and I had some success from those many years of swimming competitions. In the second picture I am on the left. This picture represents me well because probably my favourite activity was to play with my dolls and soft toys. Even today I still have a large collection of them around my room. In the third picture I am on the right and I have so many memories of playing with my sister and my cousin. We were all so close but we are such different people now. In the fourth picture I am the one with the very nice long hair and it was my 8th birthday sleepover party. I went to numerous parties back then.

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I liked to dress up and I went to so many costume parties. This first picture was from a mermaid party and Mum made me the costume. I was the only one with a red wig. The next picture is one of the many beach holidays I went on as a child. I always found that fun. In the third picture I was at a park and I can't believe how much fun children get from parks. They used to be the best. Even today, I enjoy an occassional turn on the swings. I wish I could turn those leggings in the last picture into a skirt. I have been looking for a polka dot skirt for sometime now, without any success.

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I also remember having very lovely clothes as a child. Since I am interested in fashion and my blog is mainly about that, I thought it would be appropriate to make some sort of comment on fashion. I still love these dresses. With slight modifications and if they were in my size, I would probably still wear some of them today. They are better than a lot of the clothes that are in the shops now and I love the lace detailing. Its also surprising how light my hair was in the first picture, very different from how dark I have dyed it in the last few years.

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I enjoying searching through these photos. I will probably do it again sometime since I didn't look at all the photos and there may be some better ones around. There are some things I miss about being a child. I miss being so easily entertained, not having to worry about anything and still being able to achieve so many things in life. Since a lot of bad things have happened this year, it is tempting to want to go back to an earlier time. But there are some things that I would never like to go back to, so in other ways its good that time has moved on.

9 comments:

Ariella said...

Oh, your school uniform is exactly like the ones they wear in Home and Away. Are they the same all over Australia?

The pictures are lovely... I love childhood pictures.

Hanne said...

It's so much fun to look at old photoalbums! You look really cute:)

Jennifer said...

How cute!! I love seeing childhood photos! You were such a doll, so obviously you haven't changed a bit! :P

stephy said...

Lovely photos! The thing is, if I was looking at mine, that would make me cry. I still hold onto the past too much!
And thank you loads for the comment! :)

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

How much I missed your blog! It's always so sweet... I've been so busy lately that blogging was the last thing on my mind but I'm glad to be back around.
I love looking at old pictures as well.. So much memories and nostalgia! You were a totally adorable child!

C.Elizabeth

ana b. said...

How cute! I love the Peter Pan collar of your dress. I think the older you get, the faster the years seem to go. It's a shame. I wish I could slow time done sometimes.

Nadine said...

I love looking at old pictures... yours are soo cute.

Ariella said...

In response to your question; in northern Norway it does not get dark at all in the summer (for two months, mid may to mid july) because we are above the polar circle - which means that the winters on the other hand are very dark. However, in southern Norway it does get dark, but only for a few hours :)

Charmaine said...

the pictures are really cute!!! so colorful :D