Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Nostalgia: The Perfect Childhood

Quite a while ago now I was looking through some old photo albums and discovered a bunch of pictures from my childhood! Of course I got all nostalgic and teary and even a little bit sad because most of them included my dad. He passed away in 2000 when I was eight years old and it really destroyed me. I was angry and depressed for ten years after that. It's only recently that I've begun to cherish the time I did have with him and feel grateful for having such a beautiful, amazing, strong dad when unfortunately a lot of people aren't so lucky. I know how much he loved me and how much of a fighter he was - he was a very passionate man (I definitely got that from him). People have always said to me that I look a lot like mum but whenever they see pictures of dad they change their tune and say I look so much like him. Apparently when I was born Dad saw me and said that I looked just like him. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos & I'd love it if you posted some photos from your childhood!

First swim
Blue Mountains
With Dad. Handsome devil.
Troublemakers. // Love that bowl cut.
At my cousins wedding looking at the ring. The thing that hurts most about dad's death is that he'll never be at mine.
My mum dressed me in some horrendous outfits.
At the park // Little ducks in a paddling pool.
Tom & I on my birthday looking guilty after eating a lot of cake batter.
My first day of school // Tom's first day of school
Cute cute cute. Apparently it was my birthday & I got a karaoke machine.
Bit of face paint.. not sure what we're meant to be. Possibly a butterfly & a cat.
Christmas at nan's house // Learning cricket 
Apparently it's cute to have a towel on your head? // My 4th birthday
Pretending to sleep. 
I take it back.. these are the worst outfits.
The whole family. 

Please link me to any posts you've made on your childhood, I'd love to read them!


  1. i love this post. <3 you do look a lot like your dad! I saw some of these on Instagram and thought that instantly. :) So beautiful. <3 You and your brother are the cutest kids! Oh and I totally had that same karaoke machine thingy!!!!! hahahaha
    I might upload some kiddy photos of me, too. :)

    1. Aww thanks :) I do look even more like him now that I'm older - I think we have the same face shape & skin tone.
      My brother was so damn cute! His hair just got gradually darker and darker so he's not a blondie anymore!
      I don't even remember ever using the karaoke machine! The pictures are hella cute though. I feel like I used to be photogenic and then I hit like 9 years old and wasn't anymore haha.
      I hope you do a post, would love it! :)

    2. no way, you're still photogenic. <3 & i'm definitely going to! :) eeee, excited!
      actually same thing happened with my brother - all his baby photos show him blonde but he's definitely a brunette! weird. :P

  2. Hey Erin, thank you for your comment on my blog. :)
    This post made me smile, and is possibly one of the best throwback posts I've read. Childhood photos are always the great to look back on, hey? Times when things seemed so pure and flawless. I look back on some of mine and feel exactly the same way as you do. (I had a photo at Blue Mountains too!)
    Your dad must be insanely proud of you to have come such a long way. Hope all is well! x

    1. Hi Rachel!

      Aww I'm glad it made you smile.. I love looking at pictures of other people as kids. It's fun to see the things that are the same or different.

      The Blue Mountains was quite fun, I'd like to go back there someday :) I was only 5 when I went to there and I can still remember some of it which is quite cool! It looks like I'm having a good time in the picture I posted but then there's this lol.

      Thanks so much for your comment!


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