Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The inevitable has occurred

Leo has the pox. Almost 2 weeks to the day that Zachary started to get spots, Leo has come out in them too and is really feeling it today. Fortunately Leigh's taken the day off work so I can tend to the sick one, and he's taken Zachary out to the shops this afternoon. Oh well, another 2 weeks of quarantine, but then we should be ready for our hols!!!

Leo's asleep at the moment (he did not sleep at all...well last night!) so I'm taking the opportunity to start scanning in some old family photos. My Mum is 65 next year and my sister told me of a great family photo book/tree(?) thing that her sister-in-law put together for one of her relatives. I need to get hold of some much older photos and am hoping that my aunt can help out as apparently she put together our family tree a while back and that might be helpful. I'm going to wait though til I've seen an example of what we're putting together so that I have some idea of what exactly I need to ask for, rather than 'your entire collection of photos please!'

But on scanning in the photos I have of me and my sister as children I noticed a worrying penchant for dressing up. I now know where my enthusiasm for G&S productions, and our new year's eve murder mystery dinners (at which we are required to dress the part of our suspect) has come from...

I'm little red riding hood and my sister is the doctor in the middle

For the Royal Wedding in 1981

I think this was for an international evening at Brownies

My sister as Miss A-Tissue at a school fancy dress parade

Helpful and friendly nurses

I'm in the middle as Mrs Knitwit, and I'm pretty sure that's my sister under the big floppy hat to my left as you look at the photo - another school event.

I'm sure there was a photo of me dressed up as a 'leap year frog' somewhere as well...but perhaps that's best left to the imagination only!

I think however the main comment I must make is 'go dressmaker!' I know that my nan had a lot of involvement in some of the costumes (my sister's Miss A-Tissue is one of them) but I suspect that my mum was pretty handy too.

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