Tuesday, May 26, 2009

OKAY..BIT OF A "SELF CENTRED" BLOG..BUT FOUND THIS FUNNY STUFF"



















































Hi again ladies...well this blog is NOT going to be about food...cooking etc etc...!!

OKEY DOKEY...I am kind of heading away again on friday to visit MR NO 1 son in qld....(i dont mean that like he is number one...BUT just that he is the FIRST BORN!! OMG..NO 2 is equally NO 1...but he came 2nd in the scheme of things...does this make sense??)...

anyway....

whilst ... yes whilst cleaning today...(something different for a change)!!...BUT honestly...the top part of my house where I keep my ebay stuff etc is LIKE A TIME BOMB!! wont show photos ..... as that would be tooooo boring just looking at MESS!

Anyway...whilst going through some mags which i thought i would list before my sojourn away!! found an OLD australian COUNTRY LOOKS mag...(photographed it to include in my listing )...

and whilst flicking through the pages to photo a nice shabby chicey page...

OMG...FOUND MY MUMS LAUNDRY from her house...which was obviously featured in this issue...(some 14 yrs ago)...

KNEW I kept this mag for some reason...

OKAY...then remembered ..when I had my shop some 150 yrs ago!! I had the mags ring me for ideas etc (that is how it worked)!!...

and I have included some photos (sorry a bit blurred)...of images that were in magazines...newspapers etc about "the boys rooms"..."boys bathrooms"...me & my golliwogs...etc etc.
It is soo funny looking at these images...eg..BYRONS room was covered in wallpaper...swaggy curtains..antique bed/desk/chest of drawers...he loved it as a kid...BUT oh MY how it has now changed to modern etc...

I have these articles framed around the place..BUT you kind of FORGET about it all...until something triggers a memory..

so thought may be interesting for you to see..

PLUS I came across this gorgeous "GRANDPARENTS invitation card" BYRON did when he was 10 yo..(now 22)...AND IT SUMS UP BOTH MY parents/his grandparents perfectly..

MUM/NANNY is shopping at her fav TOORAK store...saying I will buy that with a price tag of $350.00 (jeez byron that was a cheapie!!)...

BUT with my gorgeous dad swimming his 400...yes 400 LAPS per morning..!!!(not quite 400....but he still swims 3 kms EVERY morning..at 85 yo!!)...

how funny/cute/perceptive is all that...actually kind of summing up my mum & dad in one little card at 10 yrs old...MUM the shopaholic...DAD the fitness guru!!
although I must say...mum is as fit as a fiddle & a year older than dad!!!

anyway....NO more posts until end of next week!!
i PROMISE,..

xx andrea
























8 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

How fantastic is that!
Thankyou Andrea - I loved looking at the photos - I'm doing all these sums in my head working out where I was at the time, I'm sure I used to gloat over those mags then, probably gloated over your Mum's laundry and your house too - loved this post

Have a great weekend away and
please don't apologise for the
number of posts you do or don't do

Meant to say your parents sound super fit and healthy!

Sarah said...

Hi Andrea,
What a great post! Love all of those pictures. Keep your blog posts commming, I love reading them!
~S~ xxx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I love how you clarify that Number two kid is just as much Number 1!!! Lol!
And you jetsetting AGAIN!
Oh how I wish we could get away....
We may soon but not interestate just Probley the Murray or somewhere...
When I find a Housesitter for the chooks and dog!

How awesome of a life have you had eh?
Mag's and clippings!
So very cool to have such things to reminice over:)

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, that invitation is the best. Don't ever get rid of it!!!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Love the hand created art work ... that is wonderful!

TTFN ~ Marydon

Kerryanne English said...

What lovely memories Andrea. Hope you have a great time with No 1 son (eldest) in Queensland. Look forward to hearing about your trip when you get back.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post Andrea. It is amazing the things we hang onto and then can't remember why we have held onto them.
Alison

abeachcottage said...

oh wow, that is great!! I never even knew about it

wish it was still around now tho I truly do not need another magazine to collect lol!

Sarah