From last week's My Earliest Baby Photo, this week we're taking a step forward a few years to those heady school days...
1974. Another miserably disappointing year for the eagerly awaited school portrait.
I was seven years old in the photo here, and my brother nine. This may have been the moment that prompted my mother to initiate a Twiggy-like hair crop which lasted for the remainder of my school days.
There are many more chronically tragic photographs which my parents handed over their hard-earned cash for. That's truly a show of love, don't you think? No matter how appalling the image, we will part with our actual money for the privilege of having it on our mantlepiece as part of our family stories.
God knows why, but in my father's lounge, some of these abominations are still sitting on faded show, almost 40 years later.
You can share your own family stories and old school portraits here if you feel like a giggle!
Next week we will shall be marking your old school work out of 10. Maybe you have an old exercise book, or a painting, or some kind of awesome model which you created in Primary school which your parents couldn't bring themselves to throw away? Get ready to share!!
About the 'Life's a Journey' family stories series.
Each Tuesday I will revisit a memory from some part or other of my life, and the idea is that you join in and do the same! Don't leave me exposed, man.
There will be moments of fun, moments of sadness, and probably some bad hair errors, but don't be put off.
Find out more about joining in with 'Life's a Journey' here.
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