Ju from DoubleTrouble Maia and Laras blog has tagged me with "a favorite photo meme" which means I have to find a favourite out of the 1000s of photos I have...Eeekk!
Luckily, about 3 months ago we treated ourselves to a scanner and I spent a nostalgic 3-4 days(!) scanning all my old & new photos into the computer. Wonderfully atmospheric black & white shots of my grand-parents, family members long gone but not forgotten. I had such fun!
But this meme has caused a little dilemma, which one to choose? Mmm? I have some lovely ones of the children, and they are snapshots of memories to cherish forever, but still I couldn't choose just one out of so many, as I do have so many children!! OMG!...Which one?!...Nope, I can't do it!
I finally stopped dithering around, because I came back to this one quite a few times. Plus there was the 'Family Joke' which still makes me smile now, and was always said when anyone saw it......
This is me aged 4 (I'm the younger one) and my cousin Kim, 7, at London Zoo in 1966. Probably because we lived fairly close by, in Kilburn Park, and it was only a few tube stops, we went fairly often. It was always a whole day out for us as a family, and I remember we aways saw the 'Chimps Tea Party'. Of course this would never, ever happen today, and I believe it stopped in 1972. But it was a different era, I'm not sure anyone even thought it might be cruel for the chimps, and as little ones we certainly had no thoughts of that.
When I look at this photo all I remember is just the sheer joy of those trips.
Probably a very un-PC photo for me to choose, but for me it's about the warm, happy carefree feelings it represents....
::And before anyone else says it, Haha...yes, it is me & my cousin, and I have absolutely no idea who the two children are! (The Family joke!!)::
Now I have to pass this on, so here goes. To Gigisrambling, chicmama, maternaltales, expatmum and Modernmom
...have fun ladies!