Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 18 Wedding Bells

One of the big differences between when I was a young adult and today, seems to be that many of us married young. I don’t mean this is a commendable thing, nor am I being judgemental of today’s delayed marriages or civil partnerships….simply making a social observation. We were among the early batch of our … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 18 Wedding Bells

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 17 A place in my heart

Now I’ll bet you were thinking this was going to be about Mr Cassmob. But you’d be wrong, because he wasn’t my first love….sorry, dear. In fact my first love wasn’t even a person, but a place. It was on a holiday-activity, bus trip around Brisbane that Mum & I first visited The University of … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 17 A place in my heart

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 15 Dressmaking tributes

It would be interesting to know how widespread it was for mothers to make their children’s clothes “back in the day”. My mother was a good dressmaker, and very particular, though I think she sometimes felt overshadowed by my paternal grandmother who had been a professional dressmaker. I still have my grandmother’s sewing machine, which … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 15 Dressmaking tributes

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 14 Young Love

I just had to rejig my sequence of photos so I could accommodate Valentine’s Day! In the 60s and 70s, Valentine’s Day was a non-event in Australia but as a devoted reader of Seventeen magazine from the USA I’d caught the “love bug”! Of course having titled this post “Young Love” I also had Cliff Richard … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 14 Young Love

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 13 – The Youth March

As my theme for this collage festival was my first 28 years, I had to include a very important influence: my all girls secondary school. I’ve talked about it previously here, here and here in quite a bit of detail so what more is there to say? Heading laterally today’s topic is about an event … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 13 – The Youth March

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 12: Cousins, aunts and uncles

I’m not going to change the image I’ve posted in this collage but I am going off on a lateral tangent yet again. I had thought to write (even more!) about Magnetic Island but then I thought “why? I’ve done that to death”. Then in another of my midnight mental rambles I was thinking about … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 12: Cousins, aunts and uncles

Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 11: the Ekka

The featured collage image is really a story about Brisbane’s Exhibition or Royal National Association (RNA) Show, a 10 day event beloved by all Brisbaneites. However to Brisbane people it really only has one name, the Ekka, or occasionally the Show. The Ekka is still a cause for great excitement but in my childhood even … More Fab Feb Photo Collage Festival: Day 11: the Ekka