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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Sunday, 27 August 2006

I had to take a break from rubbish sifting in my house. I think I was in danger of appearing on a Life of Grime in a few years! You know the scenario, old couple found dead in their beds and when the officials are called in to deal with the situation, the rooms are just small tunnels amongst tons and tons of paper.


So I’m having a relax on here, with a cup of tea and thought I’d put on a couple of pictures that I found, that made me smile and brought back happy memories.


This is from about five years ago when we had some snow between Christmas and New Year. We have quite a steep grassy bank that goes from the patio area to the main part of the garden. Our great nephew, who was 10 at the time, was visiting with his Mum and Mike’s Sister and Mother.



I suddenly remembered we had some sledges in the shed that had never been used since we moved back to Worcester from Wales. Although the snow wasn’t thick it was enough to sledge (fast) down our bank.


Gregory thought it was a good idea but then didn’t seem too keen. Unfortunately (fuelled by a little wine) Mike, Greg’s Mum Leo and I thought it was great fun and hilarious. We were at it until it was dark. At one point I thought Harper Dog, who was very excited by it all, might like a go. This is the photo, I’m not sure if he was excited, or terrified. 


The next picture goes back to about 1971. We were at a 21st birthday party at my boyfriend’s parent’s house. It was a beautiful house, just outside Bridgnorth, called Stanmore Hall. I’ve been back in recent years when it had been sold and became The Midland Motor Museum. I think the grounds are now just used as a caravan park, I believe the museum has gone.



I am the one on the left and was obviously having some sort of hair and fashion crisis that year. My sister Valerie, on the right, was about 15 at the time.  The little chap in the middle is Peter Powell who was a good friend for some years, later he was best known for his days as a Radio One DJ and marrying Anthea Turner.


I might put some more on another time, if I’m feeling brave. I never realised I looked such a sight in those days
















ally123130585918 said...

Glad you are having a break from decluttering your home ~ loved the pictures looks like you were having a lot of fun on the sledge ~ would like to see some more of your pictures ~ Ally

bobandkate said...

You don't look dreadful in your photo from 1971 at all, just incredibly young,

jeadie05 said...

OH GOSH you are my hero,I too could get rid of reams of paper  work ,and should ! I have done two seperate years at college and have folders full of stuff I never need to ever look at again ,but because of the blood sweat and tears to compile it all ,its all here along with suporting documents and a virtual rainforest ,of paper ,.,.,.,Jan xx

beckiepainton said...

I just cleaned out Jordans room of old toys and rubbish, it took 3 hours. 4 bin bags and 2 boxes.Hes really into art and craft and loves glueing boxes and paper together, but i didnt realise how much refuse he had under his bed!!!Im sure he maybe had a couple of polish refugees under there at some point!! You look great in those photos by the way!! Beckie.x

wldconnie said...

An early pic of Peter Powell, wow! It is always a wrestle to keep up with the volume of rubbish we all accumulate isn't it. I do enjoy your journal please look in on mine sometime. http://journals.aol.co.uk/Wldconnie/Temporarilydisabled
Love Conniex

haileen2003 said...

Hello! Linda...I have read your Journal before, but never commented.
You write so well, and seem to have a lovely Family.
After seeing the picture of your lovely Daughter and Baby...felt I would comment.
I have a Journal but I'm not a regular contributor...http://journals.aol.co.uk/haileen2003/AsTimeGoesBy