(WARNING - mega long blog of pictures and words!!)
Kim has been doing an 'A-Z of Me' series and this particular post grabbed my imagination, so I thought I would do something similar.
The pictures below show me at different ages and stages in my life, I have added notes to each one explaining what was going on at that time, how I felt about myself and my situation (whatever that might have been) and how I feel my self image and identity has changed over the years...enjoy!
|5. Indietracks Festival, July 2008. The second ever Inditracks weekend festival near where I grew up - Midland Railway Butterley. The skinniest I have ever been, I loved that shirt too!! Not the most important thing in the worked, but I do feel good when I am confident about my size/shape/figure. It was mega hot that weekend and with practically no shade I was paranoid about getting sun burnt! This must have been on the second day as I am not wearing my dress (see pic below) that I sang in - I was in the Band Silence at Sea and we opened the festival. Loved it, I think it must have been at the peak of the bands 'popularity' and when we were doing lots of gigs too, we had CDs on the merch stand and everything! My mum and dad came to see the show, and my sisters and lots of our Cardiff friends, again, a very happy time!|
|as above..opening Inditracks Festival with Silence at Sea|
|8. December 2009, Ada was 2 months old and Gareth and I did a little acoustic Silence at Sea set for the local Headway group. A friend of our attended the group for support after recovering from a brain tumour and as he loved Silence at Sea and is a big music fan in general, he asked us to come along and entertain the group! It was a weird gig, we hadn't practised much as I'd been busy having Ada (and dealing with my mum dying!) but it was nice, people asked questions about the band and the song writing, we sang lots of songs, some people joined in or tried to play their own songs...they loved Ada, it was a lovely thing to do. Gareth and I are best friends and have been since going to University together, now he's happily married with a baby too! At the time I was tired, and over weight...but loving being on maternity leave!|
|9. Now (ish) Roller girl & Mum. Done.|
I have to say that this isn't a comprehensive summery of 'my life', there aren't any pictures of me when I was at Uni and teaching, there aren't many of David and I and none of our wedding...it's kind of a summary of my photos from Facebook to be honest...but I thought I'd give it a go!