Granddaughter in motion for the WPC

Well the family visit is sadly over, and all that’s left are wonderful memories, lots of laundry, and a myriad  of sticky fingerprints on every mirrored closet door and sliding glass door throughout the house. Why are these surfaces such kid magnets? I certainly have my work cut out for the next day or two, and will be constantly in motion, without needing to go to the gym.

The weekly photo challenge this week is ‘Motion’. I captured our son and 9-year-old granddaughter having fun in the pool. I think these photos fit the challenge.


He was certainly getting a great arm workout, because no sooner had she landed in the water, than she was back again for more.


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Laughter for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious, as laughter and good humour.”  ~ Charles Dickens

After yesterday’s rather sombre post, I thought I’d better brighten up my blog with a few happy photos. Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, is ‘Laughter’. Whenever my family get together, we usually end up laughing about something or other, and sometimes even about nothing. I have loads of photos with us smiling for the camera, but I’ve chosen these because we’re really laughing.

I have no idea what my dear mom found so funny at Easter lunch last year, but she certainly got us all laughing too.


Our little granddaughter Sienna, obviously found the family photo album really amusing, and who could blame her?


Hubby looked really happy with his choice of  dessert on his birthday. It does look rather amazing.


I had a job to blow out my candle on the birthday cake my sister had made for me, because the rest of the family were doing their utmost to make me laugh, and they succeeded.


I know that Dolly the dolphin isn’t family, but this is the photo which always comes to mind when I think ‘happy’. She really does look like she was laughing.


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‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow’ for WPC: ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’

Once upon a time, in the dim and distant past, hubby had hair, and lots of it.

Hubby in the early 1970's

Hubby in the early 1970’s

In fact, his sideburns could have given both Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash ‘a run for their money’.


We were a couple with quite a decent amount of hair.

Christmas 1973

Christmas 1973

Forty years on, much of the hair is gone, but thanks to those old photos, not entirely forgotten.


Hope you enjoyed my ‘throwback pics’.

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