Some Things Never Change…

It was my Mum’s birthday yesterday and I came across these wonderful pics of her having a girls night…they will have been taken by my Dad…

This must have been about 1972 – you can kind of tell by the fashions – priceless! I remember all the characters vividly – L to R: Molly Chalk, June Bracken, Mum and Elizabeth Fisher – all fabulous ladies. What I love about these photos is that everyone just looks like they are having such a good time!

These remind me what a huge influence she was and still is, although she died a long time ago now, I still do loads of things just like she did.

Minimal housework, maximum entertaining and getting together with friends was her maxim. I love to read and correspond with people and I definitely inherited my love of quality TV drama from her!

I bring up my children just like she brought me and my brother up, not in every detail, by the way, but broadly and I definitely love a really good girls night in!

5 Responses to “Some Things Never Change…”

  1. Kim H says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Oh so lovely, Alison:) What gorgeous, gorgeous photos these are. They certainly do look like they are having fun and what a great year – 1972 (haha – the year I was born of course;) So lovely to have written about your mum. I love that you can see the similarities between you and her. How special!!! Thanks for sharing and would love to hear more of your mum stories if you feel like sharing:) xxx

  2. Fraser says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Alison,
    I remember when she died, and how much dignity you showed at the time.
    Her presence, her influence and her loss were all part of the rich character of Park Road.
    Fx

  3. A_Gibb says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yes – we definitely have the same smile in these photos Kim! Amazing that I have used a photo from your birth year, when it was you who encouraged me to write this post! x

  4. A_Gibb says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Fraser – I was in Park Road today – drove down it – the Doublet has not changed at all, but the car show-room is now a very posh deli! Park Road definitely full of memories for all of us, so lovely that we have all managed to keep in touch. Thank you for remembering x

  5. mel says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Hi Alison,

    What wonderful photos, thanks so much for sharing and such a lovely tribute. Love that you live like she did:)
    Mel x

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