Monday, 26 April 2010

Smile please!!! ;-)

Well on to much more uplifting things...!

This is my lovely daughter, Helen... and she is 28 today!!

How time flies!!
Happy Birthday Helen!

I know that she's having a fab day with her lovely hubby , Ben!

Since we last visited, the park in Exmouth had come alive!

So that was Saturday in Exmouth.

And then came Sunday ...and the great raiding of the photo box!

Here I am (dreaming of vintage and handmade things!! ;-)

I took my mum and dad on a little tour of Newton Abbot, driving them around to all of the houses where we once lived.

Goodness knows what people thought of us, all having a good snoop!;-)
(''Oh, what have they done to the garden...oh I don't like the colour they've painted it...oh what a mess...etc etc!! LOL )

When we got back to my mum and dad's present house....

'We've been going through the photos!' said my mum! I am in the back yard of our tiny house in a road called 'Hilton Road' in Newton Abbot.

My great grandfather built some of these houses including the one that was to be my first home.

I was born in this house...number 38...if you want to , you can see it on Google Street View !
It's a tiny terraced house, two up two down, with a back yard.
I'd love to know who lives there now!!

If you know this area quite well then you can imagine what a pain it was for my mum to push the very large pram, up the hill.

She said it was very hairy coming down the hill too, as she had to hold on so tightly to the pram, for fear that it might run away from her!

Here I am, at about the age of three years old...practising for Wimbledon!
You might well laugh, but I did win the tennis cup when I was at Newton Abbot Grammar school!! ;-)

Here's my mum and dad pushing me through Courtenay Park....I wasn't the easiest of children!

My mum is expecting my sister, as you can just make out!

The first school photo!

Butter wouldn't....

And the next...

Me and my sis...

Growing up...

And then one of my faves...

I haven't changed much!!

Be it the park , the beach, the name it, I loved to play outside.

And moving on...

I suppose I was destined to become a teacher. Here I am in my mum's classroom.

I used to go in and help her a lot if I had the day off school. I'm about 16 years old here.

And finally...above is my mum .She's the tallest one, on the right.

My mum again...

And this cheeky little chap is my dad!!

That's it for now!

Hopefully, I'll get to see some more photos, soon.



this is my patch said...

Look at those natty, knitty shorts your Dad's wearing! Great photos Sal. I did wonder why you were in your pram on two wheels! x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am one of those sad people that love other people's holiday snaps and family photos.. and it did make me laugh to see that you and I both shared the same hair cut!!
You really haven't changed Sal.. and these photos are delightful!
Happy Birthday to Helen..hope you all have a lovely celebration together.

Michele x

Tilly Rose said...

oh Sal...what a lovely post hun! I just adore looking at old photos...there's something magical about black and white don't you think?
Oh glad it brought back happy memories after the day you had before...
Karen x x x

Country Cottage Chic said...

What lovely photos....I love old photos ....did we all have the same hairdresser when we were children?

Happy birthday to Helen!


winnibriggs said...

What a lovely peek into the past. Great photos especially those of your mum and dad. There was something about photos from that era. I love them!

Josie said...

lovely photo's and happy birthday to Helen!
Josie x

KC'sCourt! said...

I love looking at old photographs and don't get bored even if they are someone elses. I once had a haircut like that when was at school!

Josie-Mary said...

Happy birthday Helen.
Love the old pictures, wow you're a stunner :)
Just read your last post....the joys of public transport! I have to put up with that most days :( I've stopped getting one bus as a lady gets on with 7 children...the whole family is disgusting!! x

galant said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter and thanks for sharing all those gorgeous family photos with us!
Margaret P

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Helen!!! What lovley photos!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Midsummer Stitches said...

Those photos are lovely...what treasure!Happy birthday Helen

Menopausal musing said...

Fantastic set of photos....... Hope your daughter had a great day!

Andi's English Attic said...

What a great set of photos. I love the 60's one. xx

Guenievre said...

Happy birthday to your daughter !
Lovely photos ! J'aime le charme qu'il s'en dégage (I don't know how to translate that, lol)
Ta maman est vraiment très belle, ton papa est très mignon avec son short.
Gardez ces photos précieusement.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely family pics!! Isn't it great to look back!!
Hope your daughter had a great Birthday : )

Sharon xx

Cally's Cottage said...

You havent changed much!Lovely to have such great photos of your past..
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Annie said...

The photos are lovely, it's great to look back and get a bit nostalgic. I love the one of you with your mum and dad in the park. I hope your daughter had a great day.
Ann x

Miaou said...

Lovely photos - I particularly love the one of your mum and her friends linking arms - delightful!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful photos Sal. Thank you for sharing them with us.

twiggypeasticks said...

Happy birthday to Helen !! lovely photos Sal, you are so cute and that last pic of your Dad is sooooo sweet.
twiggy x