In a spectacular effort to fight back, Kate suggested we all post pictures of who we are/were when we are/were not being mums. This proved extraordinarily difficult for me. I've never been a big photographer as my efforts were all so disappointing. I got my digital camera as a new baby present when DD was born so there's a strange pattern to my before pics.
I thought of showing how I used to love to travel. However, whilst I have pictures of the Pyramids, Sydney Opera House, The Kremlin, The NYC skyline, The Parthenon, etc... I am not in any of them. In fact, in order to be sure of a good photo I often bought postcards to fill my albums.
On the other hand I have a load of photos of me dressed up as natives of various distant lands. This reminder of my active social life is extremely timely as only this week I declined an invitation to a friend's 40th as it's scheduled for a 9.30pm start. 9.30? I'd have to set my alarm clock to make sure I got up on time. These days my idea of a night out is to take my cup of tea onto the balcony.
So here is me in the days when we went to great lengths to plan parties and took it all very seriously.
|Here I am not in India|
|Here I am not in Japan|
|And here I am not in Ancient Rome|
|The Three Muses|
|Nicola who took most of the photos isn't in these - sorry Nicola.|