Today is my birthday and here is a little documentation of my earliest years, from birth to primary school. My manager noted that in the above picture my mum doesn't look as though she's just given birth and put this down to the fact that, as I was her sixth baby, she was a dab hand at the whole process by this point. Also, would you have thought she was forty-two in this picture? At some point I will have to scan in some of the amazing pictures my parents have of themselves, friends and family in the sixties and seventies as their wardrobes were incredible.
Teeny tiny dreadlocks and diet of kiwifruit signalled the transition from babyhood to toddlerdom.
I wonder whatever happened to this 'Dulcie' jumper. Also, note how disastrously home-cut fringes have remained a recurring trope throughout my twenty-three years.
On the right I am pictured with my younger sister Cassandra. She is currently staying with me for two weeks while she undertakes a two-week work placement at Chessington Zoo. Yesterday she involved feeding baby meerkats with a bottle!
I have today and tomorrow off work and I am celebrating my big day with a small dinner party. I should be making bannoffee pie as I type but instead I am enjoying some lamented blogging time (and a Sailor Jerry and coke...) I am so sorry I have been so absent around here but I now have my own laptop (and charger!) here in london, a functional printer-scanner, camera and packet upon packet of developed film to scan and upload so blogging will hopefully find some space to squeeze in among working three/four days at L.K Bennett and studying my masters part time. Speaking of L.K Bennett I bought myself a wee birthday present (or two) there yesterday (using my uniform allowance) and came home with a beautiful leopard print pony skin leather belt and the perfect grey marl wool cardigan with 'v' neck and geeky pockets. I will be wearing them at work for the next six months along with my FREE items yet I am confident that I will wear them for many years to come as they are such classic pieces and the quality is top notch.
I will endeavour to blog tomorrow featuring pictures of my birthday presents. I have a little stack of gifts piled on the table and I am saving them for later...