Tuesday, 24 September 2019

This is Me ... Just Me


This is me ... this morning.

Happy and simple in my 99p charity shop t-shirt, my £6.99 George at Asda jeans, stood in the bedroom at the Van.

Just me.

I'm happy to be 'just me' ... it's all I've ever wanted to be.


 I've always been a bit of a character.


Happy to pose with Valerie my '1st birthday' bear, who still lives with me now ... she has no choice!!


Posing on the steps of Auntie Ida and Uncle Harold's caravan with my brother Graham. Where I spent so many happy childhood weekends and family Summer holidays ... yes, at the same place where I now live in a slightly bigger Van for much of my time.


 A day out in uniform ... with Dad who was a scout leader, and the guides, brownies and scouts to Chester Zoo.


And with Mum at Pontins a couple of years later.


The last family holiday I went on.


Me, in the gold jacket with my brother behind and my cousins at a family 'do'.


Me and my sons, Jason on the left and Simon the eldest, on the right.


With my line manager at the re-launch day of one the Hospice Charity Shops I managed. 


With Alan on our wedding day ... with shocked parents.


Then with one of my best cabbages just three years later.



Just me.


Sue xx




28 comments:

  1. Ahh, I always wondered who was behind the enormous cabbage!!

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  2. Oh, I love seeing this bit of your personal history!

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  3. Oh, I love seeing this bit of your personal history!

    (I just realized I wasn't signed in.)

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  4. Good to see some photos of you.
    Maybe we should all do this?

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  5. I enjoyed the personal side...Nice to meet you.

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  6. Love your photos, Sue. My favourite is 'Little Sue in her sunglasses'. I still have my teddy too, he sits on my bed :)

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  7. Just you is quite lovely. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  8. Your a lovely lady, thanks for sharing snippets of you and your loved ones. x

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  9. Lovely to see a bit of 'just you' in your past life. Thanks for sharing.
    xx

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  10. your photos are lovely, i really enjoy your blogs, how is mavis these days ? x

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    1. She's really well, thanks for asking. Also happy in her own, slightly furrier skin :-)

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  11. I love to see these pictures! You are such a cute and sweet young thing in all pictures! How wonderful that you are in the same place now as you were on weekends and summers as a child. It must be so nice when you stroll along the same river and remember it from your childhood.

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  12. Loved getting to know you a bit more through pictures.

    God bless.

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  13. Great post Sue,I can see why you love the van and place so much. Surprised parents because they didn't know you were getting married, brilliant! Thank you for the glimpse into your past.

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    1. They found out 30 minutes before the ceremony, they were our witnesses. ♥️ The only people in on our plans were the Registrar, the landlord of the pub we had our 'reception' in and the ladies from the Hospice shop I managed. It was one of them that took the photo. They all shut the shop and snuck out to cover us in confetti ♥️

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  14. Lovely photo's Sue showing lots of lovely family history - you all look so happy. You obviously have so many treasured memories. Can't believe your parents only found out about your wedding to Alan 30 minutes before. Sounds like a great way to do things though. I would have just run off and got married without all the fuss and bother (don't like to be the centre of attention) but my parents wouldn't hear of it!!

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  15. Sounds a great way to get married. Lovely to see your photos.

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  16. Being Happy in one's own Skin is always Joyful. I Loved seeing your Life's Journey in Images... and that Cabbage, Wow! I've actually lived in Caravans during my Nomad years, it was a much more Simple Life by necessity. So many Treasured Memories are indeed Priceless along Life's Journey.

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  17. Lovely post Sue. Toni and I married with only my son, my sister and her partner present. It was wonderful.

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  18. I love the photo in the specs, striding out with confidence!

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  19. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing :)

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  20. I love these photos! They have brightenend my rainy morning xx

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  21. I have alway loved that photo of you peeking out from that huge cabbage !
    parsnip

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  22. Loved this journey through your life Sue- you haven't changed all that much.

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