May 11, 2008

This is....what reminds me of my mother
Growing up I remember
* the noise of her sewing machine - she made most of our clothes & was always sewing late into the night

* her perfume bottles (lots of Avon) high heels and draws full of makeup & faux bijoux - i was happy to spend hours playing with her stuff...

* Baking & Cooking. she was always swapping recipes and would even take ages to make homemade yoghurt, cheese and sausages from scratch!??!!

* Strict house rules...school uniforms off as soon as we got home, baths before dinnertime, Saturday morning chores...from about 8yrs old my sister and i were helping out a lot!

* Summer picnics - we were forever going on Sunday picnics and the car would be full of food like we were going away for a week!! hasnt changed much...we still overpack and overcook!!

* pic of Neo with my mum - Summer in Cyprus 2006
& vintage images from
Vintage Advertising Flickr group*

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13 comments:

  1. That is sooooo sweet!!!
    sending you a big hug Dees
    PS will be back soon!

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  2. those summer picnics sound good! sounds like your mum was very crafty and a talented cook. Hope you had a lovely mother's day today :)

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  3. Such a wonderful tribute to your mother, she sounds like a stylish domestic goddess! Hooray for picnics & over cooking.

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  4. You are lucky to have such wonderful and vivid memories of your mother!

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  5. What lovely memories! Your mum sounds like a great lady.

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  6. Oh sumer picnics, sounds so lovely!

    I hope you had a great weekend

    Hugs from Singapore

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  7. That's such a lovely list of memories!

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  8. What a neat walk down memory lane. Thank you for sharing this. They brought back memories of my own.

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  9. Thanks for all the good memories. You are lucky to have her still.

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  10. What beautiful memories. Your Mum sounds like a wonderful mother. You are very lucky! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It's lovely to have you visit. Believe it or not, I haven't met many fellow Aussies! Best Wishes, A-M xx

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  11. Happy Mother's Day A!!!! Hope it was a beautiful day with your guys!

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  12. such a lovely tribute to your mama. that photo of her is great!
    and happy belated mother's day to you sweet anastasia!
    xox

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  13. Funny Avon purfume bottles remind me of my mother too.

    What a lovely post about your mother.

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Anastasia
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