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Happy days!

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I have been saving this paper up as I couldn’t find anything that was a suitable match for the inside cover paper. I found this plainish red striped paper hiding in amongst the huge pile of paper I have accumulated, when I had to move it. I needed my kitchen table back so it had to be moved up to the spare bedroom and now lies all over the spare bed. I really must buy a plan chest so I can keep it all tidy and safe. I check out eBay regularly but the only ones I have seen are at the other end of the country and need to be collected. I am still hoping my local auction house or antiques shop will have one.

My birthday is over. Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. It was a really nice feeling to have so many good wishes winging their way to me from around the globe. I had a lovely day with my sons. They took me out to dinner and we managed to find a restaurant that Number One son who is vegan, could eat in! Number two son has now gone back to uni but Number One son is still around. I managed to take a photo of us together – the first for ages. We used the timer on the camera so the poses are not ideal but it did make us laugh trying to get into position in time!

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I can’t believe my little boys are so grown up. These are a couple of old photographs I scanned recently just so you can see how cute they were as children . Not that they aren’t cute now I hasten to add – but they are cute in a different way now!

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Happy days…. :-)

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11 responses to “Happy days!

  1. laketrees November 7, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    oh they’re handsome boys…or rather young men…..I should say…. :)
    they grow up so fast…especially when you look back at photos like the last one…..they are certainly cuties….and you don’t look any older Diane!!!
    what’s your secret????

    the book is a real wonderland of colour and I love the contrast with the stripes inside…..nice touch with the yellow bows too :)

  2. strugglingwriter November 7, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Cute pictures and I’m glad you are enjoying their visit.

    Nice book too. I can imagine it was difficult finding a match for that front cover.

    Also, thanks for your comments on my story excerpts. It helps me feel like maybe I’m doing something right with my silly writings.

  3. pete November 7, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Great photo you captured of you and your “boys.” The spontaneous moments are usually the ones that capture the most emotion. :)

  4. Diane November 7, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you all for your kind comments…

    They are nice photos and I’m pleased I finally managed to pin the boys down to take some! Usually it’s just me taking photos of them…

    Next time my photographer friend visits and if I can get both the boys home again together, I’m hoping for some ‘proper’ shots but then I’ve been trying to get that to happen for months!

    I like this book, it’s a very ‘busy’ paper but it’s very sumptuous somehow!

  5. cotojo November 7, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Wonderful pictures, they just grow up so fast don’t they? i did a post on one of Santa’sblogs about Christmas Past and found a photo of my daughter sat on Santa’s knee when she was 3, now she’s almost 15….the years just melt away :)

    I love the book cover, it is so cheerful and bright and looks absolutely amazing.

  6. Diane November 7, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks, Colin, you are not wrong! When did my little boys get to be over 6 feet tall? And need to shave? It’s all wrong somehow… :-)

  7. Anna November 8, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Your boys are very handsome.

    I really love that fishing picture! It’s such a perfect image of boyhood. Where does it go? The time goes by so fast.

  8. DrowseyMonkey November 8, 2007 at 6:18 am

    You don’t look old enough to have children their age, what’s your secret?

  9. Diane November 8, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Anna – I think my boys are very handsome too – but then I would wouldn’t I? I think they take after me!!!!! Ha!

    I adore that fishing photo too. I’ve had it enlarged and framed. There is something about my youngest’s little bony shoulder blades that I find so cute! And Number One son was being the expert and showing little brother how it was all done….

    DM – you are so kind! It must be the mirror in the attic a la Dorian Gray! After yet another birthday, I certainly feel old enough! I am now going to start counting backwards and getting younger each birthday, I think….

  10. Plum November 9, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    I love those pictures of your family! You need to do a little altered art with that B&W photo. You look like Cher.

    I also love the book. Happy Days indeed! Happy Belated Birthday.

  11. Diane November 10, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for the birthday wishes and glad you like the book!

    Altered art? Not sure what you mean (me or the photo?) or if that’s a good or bad thing!

    I like Cher! She is an altered work of art herself though!

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