I wonder how much of myself to reveal in this blog, when I started out I wanted it to be a record of *me*, something my boys could read in the future and get the complete picture. But it has evolved into something a little different and so a post like the one yesterday jars so much with the usual content. I expect I have scared some followers off!!
I feel better from the queasy point of view which has helped me feel better overall, and I will try and keep all your comments in mind whenever panic grips me.
Anyway, moving on - a few weeks ago while sorting out the garage we found a huge bag of slides from the 1970's. We also found the projector but it being something of a dinosaur (and without a plug - do you remember when things came without plugs? Seems mad!!) we had to think of something else.
So a slide scanner was purchased from eBay - they range from about £30 upwards, we just went for the cheaper one - you attach it to your PC with a USB cable and slide the slides through it scanning as you go. You can also scan your negatives too although I haven't tried that yet.
There were some FAB pics of parents when they lived in Africa (1970-1972).
I *love* this one:
This one was taken the day they got to Zambia - Mum says she thought something was going to jump out of the flowers at her!!:
Some very glamorous ones of Mum:
She and Dad worked in a casino so she got to wear v. posh frocks
Look at those fabulous legs!! I love the dresses in these two pics, I'd wear them now with leggings!!
Dad with Victoria Falls in the background:
Back in England Dad had a lifelong love of fishing:
Mum loves his hair in this pic!!!! Apparently, she wouldn't let him cut it!!:
And then I came along:
I so enjoyed rediscovering these photos, I remember seeing them on the big old projector as a child but it is even nicer to see them now and on modern technology - at the same time they make me feel sad - sad that Mum and Dad split up when I was 15 and even sadder that Dad is no longer here, I would have loved to have sat with him and heard the stories like I did when Mum, my Sis and I looked at them a couple of weeks ago.
You'll notice Dad had a cigarette in almost every picture and it was them that were his downfall - he died of lung cancer in 2009 :0(
Still, I am so pleased to have these pics of him as a strong, handsome chap - I urge anyone who has a stash of old slides to buy a scanner and rediscover your old memories!!