The Gallery: A Younger Me

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Gallery: A Younger Me

When Tara set this weeks theme for The Gallery, I thought it would be easy. I thought I would just look back for the oldest picture on the computer and write something about it.

Whilst looking for such a picture I found out a few things:

1. Our really old photos don't seem to be in date order. I think we have scanned photos in meaning they have gone out of order.

2. I was a lot thinner than I ever realised I was.

3. I used to sleep a lot and by the look of things my husband thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of this

4. There are a lot of unflattering photos that I need to go through and delete

5. I took a lot of photos when I went skiing. I think that snow scenes are very pretty.

So I decided after this that I would have a look on Facebook instead. Here is a younger me.


I was just a few days off of turning 30, and I thought a good way to celebrate was to hurl myself out of a plane at 15,000 feet strapped to a stranger. To be perfectly honest, I dislike flying so much, it wasn't that much of a decision to hurl myself out of the plane. I was happier out than in. The fact I had a man videoing me meant I felt I should smile rather than look totally terrified. It was an amazing experience, but I'm not sure if I will have the courage to do it again. Having little ones to look after means you worry more. Although having said that I did Google, how likely it was to die on a tandem skydive the night before I jumped. If I remember correctly it was less likely than getting struck by lightening. As I had made it to 29 without too many thunder storms to be scared of, I felt the odds were in my favour.

So that is how I celebrated my third decade. Now I need ideas for my fourth. I am thinking that maybe a nice relaxing holiday is in order rather than something as exhilarating as a skydive. What do you think?




13 comments:

  1. I could NEVER do that - indoor sky diving was as close as I will every get. What about a ski holiday for your 40th? x

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  2. What a great photo and an amazing way to celebrate turning 30! You are much braver than I am!

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  3. Yep relaxing over sky diving any day for me, you couldn't pay me enough to jump out of a perfectly good plane! Great photo though and well done for being so brave!

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  4. something I would love to do but never been brave enough for (my fear of heights might have something to do with it). The photo is a great capture. Love that you are smiling - for whatever reason :-)

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  5. Louise Fairweather2 July 2014 at 12:58

    I'm scared of heights too - but more scared of planes x

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  6. Louise Fairweather2 July 2014 at 13:00

    Might just do that Suzanne but I fear middle man won't be up for it. Indoor skydiving is practically the same except for the worry about the parachute not opening. Feels the same x

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  7. Wow, You brave woman! Fabulous photo! x

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  8. Louise Fairweather2 July 2014 at 14:21

    Brave/more stupid.....

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  9. wow Louise this is amazing! i would never ever be that courageous!

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  10. Wow that's incredible x

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  11. Louise Fairweather2 July 2014 at 18:37

    I can sooooo see you doing this Jaime!

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  12. Very very brave and I think you should approach 40 with as much fervour. I am on the other side and it only gets better - although I am a chicken and couldn't even think about doing what you did!

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  13. Louise Fairweather8 July 2014 at 20:52

    I'm thinking I would like a go at abseiling....

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