Wednesday, May 19

The Gallery - Me

When Tara at Sticky Fingers announced this week's theme for the gallery, I could practically hear all the gasps from where I sit. This week we have to post a Self Portrait. Now everyone has stopped re-coiling in horror, there are some beautiful faces being posted, so pop over and check out the gallery at Tara's.

The reason we rarely like photographs of ourselves is because that's not how we recognise the face staring back. We're used to seeing ourselves in a mirror, so when you look at a photograph your face doesn't look the way we see it. If you flip the photograph over to mirror image it, you'll feel much more comfortable looking at it because you now recognise yourself. 

Anyway.. my photograph. There really aren't many photographs of me at all. I avoid the camera at all costs, but I did try a self portrait a while ago. Note full makeup and 'done' hair? LOL. It's from about 8 months or so ago, but it's the most recent one I have. 

So this is me, just about 1 year old I think. This was my most favourite thing in the whole world, my teddy chair (yes it really was a chair!)

Me not quite 2 years old.

Again, about 2 I think. I love this photo. As ever, one hair ribbon in, the other vanished for ever.

This one, I was about 4 I think. I was at playschool and I think this one just sums me up. Quite chilled out and relaxed about life. (I've just had to come back and edit this to say that although Isabelle looks very similar to me, she has the exact same head tilt and facial expression that I do here. Spooked me a bit as I've never noticed it before).

 And this is me at 16. It was really sunny hence the squint to my eyes and very white clothes! Check out that 80's hair do LOL. When hubby saw this pic he said "yeah.. I'd have done that!" LOL thanks hun.

 And me today (well, about a year ago actually, my hair is a lot longer now)


  1. MummyTips9:17 AM

    Beautiful pictures as usual. Loving the 'yeah and' face in for 4 yr old snap. I have one just like it myself!

  2. Great photos :) Love these snapshots of you growing up. The playschool photo... are you holding wallpaper in your hand?

  3. LOL I think we all have one like that. and thank you

  4. Thanks. yes it's wallpaper. We didn't use 'real' paper LOL. We used to get strips of wallpaper to draw and paint on. God only knows why

  5. Great photos! I was looking at some pics from the 80s of my sister and her friends the other day, and they ALL had white pointy toed shoes on - and similar heairstyles to your too. (I must add she's only 2 1/2 years older then me, I would have been somewhere else wearing white shoes when the photo was taken!)

  6. You have the most amazing eyes - that is a really captivating photo and I love the other ones.

  7. Lovely series of photos of you. :0)

  8. Your gorgeous hunni! Your skin is perfect!

  9. These are great - the tones in pictures from that time are just so evocative of the 70s and 80s. You were a little cutie. And your eyes in the last one are just mesmerising. I feel like I'm drowning!

  10. Kahanka3:39 PM

    Look at you as a little girl and I love the 80's hair style ;)

  11. chellekip5:34 PM

    You have very beautiful eyes! Love the photos from back then until now. Did that a while back too, funny how you see yourself change isn't?

  12. Wonderful pictures - and hubby's comment is so classy! :D

    I’m only just now getting round to visiting everyone! It was my first Gallery this week – sure picked a great one to start with!