A life in photos (1)

In the lead up to my thirtieth, I've been doing lots of looking at old photos. I thought I'd share a few (in no particular order!). Hope they raise a smile or two!

2003, graduation day. I got my MA (Hons) and mum, dad and Sian came down to Aberdeen to share the day. Such sweet memories - some of my very favourite pictures of Sian and I were taken then :).
Christmas dance in 1998, when I was just eighteen. Joining a new school at 16 was a real challenge, but I've never regretted the chance I took. I made some wonderful friends at Forres and I'm so glad I got to know Sian and Peter properly after 5 years of being away for most of the year!

First day of school, 1985! I was so excited for school! I've always loved to read and learn and get my geek on, so I was suited and booted and ready to head out the door. Those red shoes are a bit of a family legend. The school said we could wear black, blue, or red shoes. Guess who dragged her poor mummy through a tonne of show shops looking for an oh so rare red pair? Mme Muir (the artists formerly known as Mlle Wilson!), are you proud?

1992, my first year at boarding school. A real mixed time....lots I loved, much I hated. Most I got through. I just remember panicking because I couldn't get my hair to behave!

1987 - the year I forgot how to smile. For serious, in all the pictures from this time I look very very serious. The phase didn't last!
2007, my first car! I loved Jessika to pieces.....and I still miss driving. If and when I quit London I am so ready for some new wheels!
1991, Girl Guides. Weren't the old style uniforms *cute* (bwahahahahaha, evil laughter).
At my parents' wedding, 1984. Where I first caught the bridesmaiding bug!
2009, at Mme Muir's 30th. Fantastic party - I'm so glad she and Al and Steph will be heading down for my birthday next month!
Housewarming picnic, 2009. My first batch of entertaining in town. I have such a lovely group of friends here....I'm a very lucky girl!

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  1. Ahhh, all of these pictures are great! I especially love the one of you on your first day of school with the red shoes!

  2. So cute! Thanks for sharing. And glad you learned how to smile again.

  3. Such a great blog idea Claire! I loved that photo of you in the red shoes and that super pretty Girl Guides outfit (I had one too!)

  4. Did you click your heels three times?

  5. I don't think I would be brave enough to post my old photos.

    Thanks for sharing cause this was great.

  6. Hi
    I am preparing a project for my guide section on old style uniforms,have you any more photos you could e mail me of your time in the guides? i am really short on photos and infor of the 1980s uniforms.
    hope you can help
    amy mangan

  7. Hi Claire
    i am preparing a project for my guide troup on old style uniforms,have you any other photos from your days in the guides that you couldlet me have .
    i am really struggling to find old uniform pics from the 1980s,can you help me please?
    amy mangan


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