Fiona meets Mhairi! by jamibann

Fiona meets Mhairi!

Fiona was bored yesterday, as it was very windy and cold and she didn't want to be outside. I don't blame her, neither did I!

So, she was to be found wandering around the house, taking pictures of mundane things. I found her on my bookshelf looking at a framed photo of our daughter when she was 8 months old. She'll kill me for posting this ... she's now 26! The photo makes me smile and brings me back to that holiday on Tioman Island, off the coast of Singapore, when we were living in Indonesia. It was our first holiday with a baby. We forgot her hat, and improvised with a cotton nappy. She wasn't impressed on that holiday, as we never saw the sun because of bush fires on Borneo, and our flight back was cancelled because of them. We also discovered that she didn't like sand and couldn't bear to stand on it - a bit of a shame on a beach holiday!

Also in the background you can see part of a painting of a flower which we bought at the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. The hotel we stayed in was called Los Notros, which is the name of the flower on the painting. It brings back wonderful memories of an Easter weekend with my mum when the kids were little. We drove to the hotel in an old pick up truck with a cracked windscreen. The sun was setting as we drove, it was very dusty and we couldn't see a thing. In the days before GPS we weren't even 100% sure that we were on the right road, and it was a long way back to where we'd come from. It was getting dark. You can imagine. However, we made it, checked in, went to bed and got up in the morning to draw the curtains and find that our room was right in front of the glacier. What a view!

Didn't Fiona do well choosing this area of my bookshelf to hang out!
Oh, I remember those bushfires....the haze that came with it 😣 one year, it was so bad, school was closed and the house needed to be taped off...the air was toxic and considered dangerous ...might have been the year, you were on Tioman. Love that picture of your daughter with the impromptu sunday ☺️
April 3rd, 2020  
tis a bit bleak out, nice find indoors
April 3rd, 2020  
Awesome composition
April 3rd, 2020  
I always find it amazing how a photograph brings us such a connection to a moment or event. Good on Fiona in helping you reminisce. Have a great day Issi. :)
April 3rd, 2020  
This is all delightful reading.....you could do a book....just the right creative balance and very good for holding interest!!
Love it.x
April 3rd, 2020  
It's a good time for photo sorting in our house too.
I sent some by WhatsApp to son David in China today. He wouldn't want sharing on Facebook that's for sure! But I love them and remember the days they were taken etc. Good to smile!
He and Jenn have been back to school this week and the students go back on Monday.
This too will pass.
April 3rd, 2020  
Our forced confinement brings unexpected pleasures as well as inconveniences - I enjoyed your reminiscing.
April 3rd, 2020  
@momamo We were on Tioman in the first half of '94, I think. We remember that holiday well for lots of reasons, some I mentioned above, but I didn't mention the boat trip from hell from Tioman to Singapore, me travel sick and trying to feed a wailing child, out on deck. Then on arrival in Singapore we discovered that our daughter's bag of 'everything' had been left behind on the dock. We never did get it. Arrival in Singapore at about 8 at night, and a trip to Mothercare to buy her some clothes, nappies, and other essentials. Oh, it was a fun holiday! ;-)
April 3rd, 2020  
Oh dear! At least all her vital parts are covered up! What lovely memories Issi!
April 3rd, 2020  
@sarah19 Thank you Sarah - very sweet of you. Glad your son is doing ok and things are gradually going back to normal. As you say, this too will pass.
April 3rd, 2020  
@vignouse Yes, there are positive things out there ... we just need to focus on them. xx
April 3rd, 2020  
@busylady Yes, I checked before posting! ;-)
April 3rd, 2020  
Super shot!!
April 3rd, 2020  
bep
I agree, Issi. Fiona did well choosing this area of your bookshelf to hang out!
April 3rd, 2020  
Thank you Fiona for bringing back so many lovely memories.....one photo & there you are! Love all these long stories our 365 friends tell us...such a wealth of information about all & interesting sundry....I love this part of my 365 project! You have led an interesting & varied life Issi unlike me who hasn't moved far in life but happy & contented with that! I forget I have been to NZ over fifteen times but that’s just a fluke of family migration.
April 3rd, 2020  
So many great trips and memories brought to life by Fiona and her
camera
April 3rd, 2020  
Fiona captured some nice memories.
April 3rd, 2020  
Too cute and great memories!
April 4th, 2020  
Nicely captured
April 4th, 2020  
What a cutie your little 8 month old was. Lovin' the makeshift hat. Enjoyed reading about your precious memories.
April 4th, 2020  
Great stories! Fiona found a good shelf to take photos on for sure!
April 5th, 2020  
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