‘Life’s a Journey’ weekly nostalgia link-up (theme preview)

Next week’s theme will be

“Leaving Home”

(Linky to be posted Tuesday, 19th June)

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Can you recall the first time you left the bosom of your parents’ home? It’s one of life’s great moments, and I’m here to encourage you to capture the memory for posterity as part of your whole story…

For some of us, this was a journey into freedom and independence; for others, a time of great trepidation and fear. Perhaps you were 18 and off to University? Maybe you were getting married, or moving in with friends?

Whether you were 16 or 36, it really doesn’t matter. We’d love to hear your story of this great milestone in your life. Share your memories with us in this weekly Link-Up…

You can write your own Post and share it in the Linky, or just join in the comments. The link will remain open for some time, so come back and join in when you are ready.

About ‘Life’s a Journey’

This is a new weekly series of posts which indulge us in a little reminiscent trip to the heady days of childhood and all things nostalgia.

My obsession is the preservation of our family stories and memories for future generations.  Our children are unlikely to ever ask us about our past until they themselves feel a sense of mortality, by which time it may well be too late, as I found to my cost.

The photographs of family times past may sit in their box, but they lack narrative and context which we are unable to provide since we was either too young to remember the occasion, or simply not there.

It is a parent’s obligation to capture for safe-keeping the memories which we make with our children each and every day as they grow and learn. Our legacy for them.

Each Tuesday we revisit a memory from some part or other of our lives, and the idea is that you join in and do the same!

There will  be moments of laughter, moments of sadness, and probably some fashion fails, but that’s the fun of it.

Post an entry to your own Blog  and use the Linky tool  below each of the weekly themed Posts to add your family stories into the fray. If you like, just leave a comment and join in that way, but do join in.

So far in this series we have reminisced about:-

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1. My earliest baby photo – 10th January 2012

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2. The school portrait – 17th January 2012

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3. Earliest writings, by Helen – 24th January 2012

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4. Bestest Friends – 31st January 2012

family stories teenage crush5. Teenage Crushes – 7th February 2012

family stories grease movie6. First Movie Memories – 14th February 2012

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7. The Song You Snogged Your Hand To – 21st February 2012

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8. Homage to Grandparents – 28th February 2012

9. Favourite Childhood Books - 6th March 2012

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10. Tying the Knot (again) - 13th March 2012

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11. ‘Blue’. Girl Guides, revisited - 20th March 2012

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12. Cuddly Companions of Yesteryear – 27th March 2012

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13. A Rope, Some Pals and Jelly on a Plate – 3rd April 2012

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14. Pink NHS spectacles, 1975 - 17th April 2012

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15. Regrettable hairstyles of the 1980s : The Mullet - 24th April 2012

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16. The Lo-Tech Times of Childhood – 1st May 2012

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17. Rollermania!  8th May 2012

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18. Old Teen Magazines – 15th May 2012

19. Becoming a Parent – 22nd May 2012

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20. First parent-less holidays – 29th May 2012

Photo of Folly, our pet dog family stories

21. Pet Stories – 5th June 2012

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Monkey Magic

22. Childhood TV Classics – 12th June 2012

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