Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Books or Paper

I’ve gone with vintage items from around the house for this challenge of “Books or Paper” The small tins are actually items Mum bought herself while shopping during the seventies. There is still mustard in the Keens tin. I love the old graphics and designs on these old items. Thinking about the street directory how do people get on with them today? I noticed you can still buy one even though most choose to use a GPS device. Who uses airmail paper these days. It’s all email now or text messages. No one actually writes anything on paper anymore to send by snail mail. Another lost art which is sad. I used to get quite excited about getting a letter from a friend. The tickets are all from concerts that I attended with either Vanda or my cousin Della. They were such good times too. Tickets are not usually made like this anymore and all look the same. I love the paper Xmas bell. It is quite fragile and made of very thin tissue like paper. The post cards are some of the ones I have collected over the years.

Vanda & Me from Way Back in Sydney

I spent a good part of the evening looking through old photos in the hope of finding something in particular. That did not happen but I did find some very old pictures of Vanda and me on one of our first trips to Sydney together. One time we went over on a coach and stayed in a cheap hotel in The Cross. Vanda took this snap of me at a local café. I’m not sure if it is Jeffries or not but I remember they had the best Black Forest cake ever. The photo of Vanda was taken on the ferry going to Birkenhead Point. At one time they had a great little shopping centre where I bought quite a few clothes and stuff. On the way over it was very windy and when I gave my fare money to the young guy it blew out of his hands and into the drink. I still got my change as he said it was his fault which was very kind of him. It was still paper money in those days. Anyway here are some happy holiday snaps.

Naomi 1985
Naomi
Vanda 1985
Vanda

A Photo a Week: Siblings

When Vanda told me about this one my initial reaction was ” I can’t do that!” I didn’t think I would be able to get any photos of siblings at all. I just don’t mix around enough with other people and there was nothing in my archive but I finally found something in an old box of photos while looking for something else. This is a photo I took of my mother and her three sisters. Two of them were visiting and staying with us and the other drove up from another suburb. Pictured left to right are Aunty Audrey, Aunty Tiny, Aunty Daphne and Mum (Carol). They are all long gone but I’m sure they would not mind me using their picture for this challenge. I thought it was a rather nice one of them and they had asked me to take it for them. Unfortunately none of us thought about the awful background in the photo! This photo was taken around 1986 or 87 from memory as Mum and I had not yet moved to Semaphore. img019

Cee’s B&W Challenge : Flowers

Flowers in Black & White

I took all of these photos last year sometime in Spring. They are all taken around Oatlands at my house, the hospital and down the High Street. All the flowers looked so pretty in colour I thought it a shame to fade them to B&W. The photos did remind me of old gardening magazines I used to read years ago. There was one called “Your Garden” and I had a lot of those. Everyone should have planted their Spring bulbs by now and I am looking forward to seeing all the flowers at the Botanical Gardens. I don’t have so many flowers in my own garden because I am too lazy to do the hard work it requires to have a nice garden. Here are my flowers for this week’s challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Water is essential to our lives and here are some everyday shots showing water and it’s uses. In the photos shown water is used for art, surfing, sailing, spiritual use, bathing or just to look at. How about drinking? I forgot that one! Duh! Water is of cause a very important Liquid and is the feature of my liquid challenge today.

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Merlion Singapore
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Cronulla Beach Sydney
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Ocean Views
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Fountains KL
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Fountain of Wealth
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Singapore River
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Singapore River
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Sailing on the Huon River
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Lake Dulverton in the Afternoon
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Walking on Water
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Teddy’s Bath

Cee’s B&W challenge: Things That End In OCK

Ok I thought about it and came up with a few things for the “ock” challenge and here they are at last.
Cock & Hens

  • Cock & Hens
    Flock 2
    Small Flock
    Live Stock
    Live Stock
    Lock
    Lock & Chain
    Memorial Clock Kempton
    Memorial Clock Kempton
    Paddock
    Paddock
    Rock 2
    Funny Rock

    Bullock
    Cock
    Flock
    Stock
    Lock
    Clock
    Paddock
    Rock

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

Here are a few photos I have gathered together for this challenge. Some of them I had to try to work out the ages but I think I am mostly correct with them. Here they are.

C&A Ellis 1888
C and K Ellis 1888
Cemetary
Many of the headstones are over 100 years old
Oatlands Mill 1837
Oatlands Mill 1837
Old Playing Cards
Very Old Playing Cards. these would have to Qualify
Sema4 Water Tower 1880
Semaphore Water Tower 1880. This is in South Australia.
Stenmar Circa 1900s
This is my old piano. I am told it dates back before 1910.
Teddy Bear 1910
One of my beloved Teddy Bears. He is from around 1910
Underwood Typewriter 1911
This Underwood Typewriter is from around 1911
Vintage Coach
A very old coach and trunks from years ago.