Tigerlilly Quinn: Some pictures from way back when

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Some pictures from way back when


Tom and I are having one those moments where we are being ruthless with the amount of junk we have in our home. I mean it is the time of year for it isn't it.

Our bedroom is the second largest room in our house and consequently we fill it with lots of stuff, cram it everywhere, under the bed, on top of wardrobes. It's kind of hilarious that people think we have this beautiful home when in reality I choose to show only snap shots of our home when the piles of dirty laundry and bits and bobs are just out of shot!

We dug out all the boxes under the bed full of wires and random notebooks and set to really sorting them out. I found three disks marked 'old pics' and this is what I found on one of them.

A few peeks into a time I went to spain with a uni friend for a few weeks. We stayed with a family friend and travelled around Malaga (not the touristy bit but the campo in the mountains) and Tariffa, road tripping between the two on hot dusty roads and learning really quickly how to ask for a bottle of beer.

Unfortunately me and said friend fell out quite spectacularly after day three and so the next few weeks were at times quite fraught! Travelling and sharing the same bed with someone you are barely speaking to is not something I really would recommend to anyone, sheesh!

Regardless it was quite nice to look at these pictures and remember a different type of me, from almost ten years ago now! I've always been quite a homebody but recently I've been day dreaming about travelling with my little family. Not long adventures but I'd love to see parts of the world with my two favourite people by my side. I wonder if that's what was always missing from my adventure bug gene I was just waiting for the people to do it with?

These pictures were taken by a family friend named Gavin who kindly let us stay in his home and travelled with us also to Tariffa. I'm kind of regretting not visiting Morocco when we were so close but maybe that's for sometime in the future :)

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Amy Johnstone said...

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Annie said...

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The Go To Mum said...

Stunning photo's looks like a great adventure. After our recent trip to France, I now have the travel bug too!

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Polly Davies said...

great photos! I'd love to do some travelling with the kiddos too!

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Sarah said...

These photos make me want to go to the dessert, looks amazing!

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Kerry Louise said...

As always amazing photos, i love the colour in them especially the flowers. x

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Helen said...

You manage to capture so many beautiful photos. Lots of memories to look back on.

Alice Judge-Talbot said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! How wonderful to look back on these x

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Sarah Ebner said...

These pictures are really, really beautiful. It's always good to find things you've forgotten about - but I find clearing out really hard!

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laura redburn said...

such lovely photos! it's strange how they can take you instantly right back to those moments, isn't it.

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Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

Beautiful pictures that are full of memories x

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Charly Dove said...

Fabulous photos Fritha, just wonderful. I love looking at the way back when photos then linking them up to what's the story?, it's a great excuse to air them. It's weird looking back on travels before being a parent isn't it. You should definitely plan a family trip though x

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gentri lee said...

These pictures are stunning! I'm sorry to hear that you fell out w your friend. That's always so sad. But I'm glad you can still remember these times w some joy. Also- thanks for sharing that your home isn't perfect! Haha! Makes me feel better :)

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Claire Toplis said...

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Katie @mummydaddyme said...

I love looking at old photos- especially before children. It's amazing how much has changed. x

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Jen Walshaw said...

Amazing images and yes I love looking at olf photo's from when I was a different person

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Twinsplustwo said...

I love looking through old photos - I don't have many from when I was younger unfortunately, of the fun student times and just after. Those I have are very precious.

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Bek B said...

Wonderful photos. I really like looking through my old photos. Uni days/School days almost seem like a different life, I feel like a whole different person nowadays. It is still great to look back though. :-)

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Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

We had some great adventures before I had my two but honestly, I'd rather go somewhere closer to home with my favourite people now x

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Eileen Teo said...

such a shamed but hopefully you can go back there again and visit Morocco.

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ah these are amazing! I lived in Spain for about a year in 2007 as Matt's mum bought a house and moved out there, I can remember quickly trying to learn how to ask for a beer too! x

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hannah staveley said...

Looks like you had some grat adventurs .x

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You Baby Me Mummy said...

Lovely pictures, sometimes the old you seems like another person x

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abigail said...

Love these photos! Sometimes I wish I didn't have such wanderlust, or travelling yearning, because it sometimes really gets me down that I can't just up and go!

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Michelle Ashmore said...

We've been having a clear out and have decided to be ruthless; the amount of stuff we have is ridiculous! Love the photos :)

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Helen Actually Mummy said...

Beautiful pictures - take me back to a time when I lived in Southern Spain - as you say, the real spain - just gorgeous!

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Wild & Grizzly said...

I love looking back an old photos and these ones are beautiful. Can't imagine having to travel with someone you've fallen out with but glad you still have good memories of this trip . x

Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours said...

It's a strange feeling to come across old photos. You can be transported so easily back to that moment and it's magical! How nice to find them and remember your time then x

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Laura Rocksteady said...

I really love these photos and even though you had a big falling out it's always lovely to look back at a different time - and this mini road trip looks blissful :)


Laura x

Life With The Crew said...

I am in introverted homebody, but also enjoy traveling. This world has so many amazing sights in it! My husband and I have our grand travel plans, however they don't involved diapers, so they have to wait a couple more years! We did our old picture purging in January - I found that it really makes me appreciate what I have now.
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Ruth Davies Knowles said...

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Clare Nicholas said...

I love looking through old photos. These are lovely

Jenny said...

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Healthier Mummy said...

Lovely photos. And I've travelled with someone I've fallen out with too. Not fun. Looking forward to when the kids are old enough to see a bit more of the world.

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Amy Squires said...

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Ruth Davies said...

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Keri-Anne said...

These are amazing pictures! I love the second one the most :) So magical. x

Teresa Sheldon said...

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AnnieMammasaurus said...

Love looking back at photos - especially ones from travels, really re-kindles that travelling bug doesn't it? x

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Orli, Just Breathe said...

I love Malaga. We've been there a few times while in Gibraltar, and the best time was to see the Christmas lights. Lovely. You have some great photos. I can never look at old photos without feeling the urge to go somewhere!

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L Morris said...

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