A happy childhood

‘Now I understand how much my mother cared for our happiness and education,

not all children are so lucky’

There’s more to sharing these photographs than just doing something to pass the time, no. Like you all I take a great deal of care before publishing and some of you will guess these are again treasured personal pictures of mine which introduce and lead into my following two posts.

Very few childhood photos exist in print simply because we’re talking 35mm film rather than digital cameras of today so easy to snap you can capture ten in quick succession, my brother has thousands stored on external hard drives.

😀 However in ‘olden days’ of decades past a ‘film’ photographer had 24 exposures, 24 chances at perhaps capturing just a couple of good pictures and only visible two weeks later when returned from developing.

But be aware those following two Posts are both personal opinions and relevant to the dark times we live in 2017, though they’re NOT Politically motivated. 🙂 I only hope, yikes, that I haven’t over hyped them.

I digress, ALWAYS a failing of mine!

We three photographed whilst cycling Oxfordshire

I began this Post with ‘Now I understand how much my mother cared for our happiness and education, not all children are so lucky’. Only much later as an adult do you realise the actions of a parent are planned with care and forethought, as children my mother would take my brother and I, just the three of us, on daytrips to places of interest or picnicked cycle rides around the quiet leafy lanes of Oxfordshire. I said forethought because these adventures were carefully planned to be fun and educational hence our daytrips to places of interest like London…………….. to be continued.

Photos of daytrips to London (below)

Photos of daytrips to London (below)

Three more 🙂

© Andrew

14. Three generations of my family eating together

via Daily Prompt: Together

Three generations of my family seated together eating a take-away curry, my father, my brother and his son my nephew…………..and of course me, I guess I count even though I’m behind the camera 🙂 ……………oh and taken earlier this evening.


Through the wonders of technology I captured this image using my nephew’s iPad, sent it via email to my computer, then uploaded on to this Post, and isn’t it a wonderful picture of family life, a completely naturalistic snapshot of three generations sat around a dining room table sharing a meal together. The nephew has dropped something or looking for the dog, my brother is telling him to concentrate on eating and my father is tucking into a Peshwari naan! 🙂 And take a look at the colour of that Mango Chicken curry! Wtf!

Joking apart the meal was very tasty, a curry selection with naan breads poppadums pickles, so if you want the name of a good take-away restaurant then just drop me an email. Btw I had lamb Sheek kebabs if you’re wondering

I guess I could write at great length describing why I love the family scene, but as they say a picture paints a 1000 words so I’ll only say I love everything about it.

I always introduce my family photo Posts with these words ‘This is another treasured family photograph of…….’ and of course that’s all true, well tonight I have a feeling this picture of 3 generations of my family could also turn out to be a treasured photo of the future, in fact I’m absolutely certain!!!!