5.9.12

Summer of '85


In the heat of the midday sun, we cooled ourselves down with creamy, sugary popsicles. I can't tell you how much this experience, these photos in particular, made me so nostalgic for my own childhood. This could be toddler me, in the eighties, on the foreshore of one of the Whitsunday's magical islands... way back when they were just a sleepy old undiscovered gem.

I'm sure Mum has a photo of me just like this - although my ice-cream of choice could have been a raspberry split. I have visions of red, sticky syrup... and lots of it!

9 comments :

  1. Ha! Chocolate Paddelpops were always my favourite. My girls enjoyed one each yesterday and I have equally messy photos too - except all over clothes instead of bare chests. x

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  2. Amazing photos... timeless and classic. These are ones you'll be happy you took a few years from now ;) xx

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  3. delightful :) I am so jealous of lalie's partial nudity - spring is giving us a little sunshine and then taking it all back again down here!! x

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  4. Now I'm all nostalgic for icecreams and family holidays, lovely photos.

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  5. Good old Gaytime and a choc paddle pop....sure does bring back memories. Gorgeous photos Claire.X

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  6. We were only ever allowed billabongs (because apparently they were the only ones that had no artificial colours etc), but if dad was around, being partial to a heart himself, our selection was extended to include hearts! I find it pretty hard to pass up a gaytime these days. Kellie xx ps Lalie looks oh no! All that goodness, wasted!

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  7. Barney Bananas... mmm ;) xx

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  8. OH sweet chocolate goodness!

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  9. My ice-cream choice was always raspberry split. Actually, it still is.
    Beautiful nostalgic moments captured!
    xx

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